Inside Outside Book of New York City

Inside Outside Book of New York City

by Roxie Munro

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-4 New York City is the bustling home of many wonders, such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and over 700 miles of subway track. These and nine other landmarks are depicted in crisp, detailed illustrations from both the outside and the inside. The penguins at the Bronx Zoo are shown as a visitor would see them in full-color, double-page paintings. On the next spread, the people are shown from the penguins' perspective, inside looking out. A relatively calm one-page, outside view of the New York Stock Exchange leads into a double-page glimpse of the frenzied trading floor. The cover and title pages are nicely used to draw children into the book, through the city jaunt, and finally to the last page where a brief but cogent and informative text describes each location viewed. This book is reminiscent of Sasek's This Is New York (Macmillan, 1960; o.p.) in terms of the city and the author/illustrator's contagious enthusiasm for it. The intricate illustrations, unusual vantage points and care for mood through detail, however, create a unique and distinguished view of New York City.Maria B. Salvadore, District of Columbia Public Library

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Penguin Young Readers Group
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20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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