Gigi in the Big City

Gigi in the Big City

by Charise Mericle Harper
     
 

Gigi is spending a day in the big city—and what a day it is! She travels through town on mass transportation, shops in various stores, goes to lots of museums, meets interesting people and learns about their occupations, and then goes home to dream of her fun-filled and informative day.
 
Through the use of lift-the-flaps, pull tabs, and

Overview

Gigi is spending a day in the big city—and what a day it is! She travels through town on mass transportation, shops in various stores, goes to lots of museums, meets interesting people and learns about their occupations, and then goes home to dream of her fun-filled and informative day.
 
Through the use of lift-the-flaps, pull tabs, and changing-picture wheels, readers will learn about birthstones, genres of literature, the history of shoes and makeup, art and its different media, natural history (including the world’s largest tusks, flower, and butterfly!), and mermaids and fairies.
 
Young girls will have the time of their lives with Gigi—and they’ll learn a lot, too!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
With an arsenal of flaps, mini-booklets, and wheels, Harper demonstrates the possibilities cities have to offer, as readers follow Gigi on a solo journey through a lively metropolis. Harper balances traditionally girly activities (shoe shopping! makeovers!) with basic information about art, literature, and more (one wheel rotates through birthstones, art movements, and mythical creatures; another simply lets Gigi try different hairstyles). Cheerful cartoons, surprises aplenty, and a smart design will keep young urbanites occupied. Ages 4–8. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
"It's a great day" for jaunty Gigi to take a trip to the city. First we must find her, and then follow her through her adventurous day. The book is an assembly of lift-the-flaps of the places she visits. Each double page holds four or more such invitations to lift a flap and expose picture and/or text about shoes, hats, jewelry, books, museums, beauty parlors, passing pedestrians and their stories, even eventually Gigi's dreams back home. The front end pages are covered with high-rise buildings and street traffic, all of which have flaps to display more. The small, highly stylized cartoons make for lively looking plus providing a surprising amount of information, in addition to the fun of the lifting and looking. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375842351
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Pages:
14
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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Meet the Author

Charise Mericle Harper has written and illustrated numerous children’s books, including Milo’s Special Words; Good Night, Leo; When Randolph Turned Rotten; Pink Me Up; Fashion Kitty; Just Grace; and others. Charise loves creating art and stories, petting her cat, drinking coffee, and eating pie. She lives Mamaroneck, New York, with her husband and two children.
 

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