New York, New York!: The Big Apple from A to Z

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Welcome to the Big Apple!

From A to Z, the city that never sleeps has something to offer everyone!

Come visit the American Museum of Natural History and see prehistoric Animals, get a Bird's-eye view of the Brooklyn Bridge, and Check out Central Park in this alphabetical tour from bestselling duo Laura Krauss Melmed and Frané Lessac.

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Overview

Welcome to the Big Apple!

From A to Z, the city that never sleeps has something to offer everyone!

Come visit the American Museum of Natural History and see prehistoric Animals, get a Bird's-eye view of the Brooklyn Bridge, and Check out Central Park in this alphabetical tour from bestselling duo Laura Krauss Melmed and Frané Lessac.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The team behind Capital! Washington D.C. from A to Z, now takes readers on a tour of (mostly) Manhattan in New York, New York! The Big Apple from A to Z by Laura Krauss Melmed, illus. by Fran Lessac. The book begins with "A" for the American Museum of Natural History and ends with the "Z" in the Bronx Zoo-okay, that and "Y" for Yankee Stadium hit on the boroughs (plus the Brooklyn Bridge and the Q train). Small inset captions offer fun facts, while the rhyming text points up the humor of city lore. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Kids can journey through the alphabet and the Big Apple in Laura Krauss Melmed's New York, New York!. Through a short rhyme, each letter focuses on a specific place, with additional information provided in sidebars and captions. Frane Lessac's bright folk-style paintings capture the color and verve of this energetic city, from the American Museum of Natural History to the (Bronx) Zoo. The book provides a wonderful way to prepare for a trip to New York, to guide the visit, and to talk about highlights after. And with the many details provided in word and picture, this paean to "the city that never sleeps" begs for repeat readings. 2005, HarperCollins, Ages 4 to 8.
—Mary Quattlebaum
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Having already rendered Washington, D.C., to an alphabetic form in Capital! (HarperCollins, 2003), this creative team sifts its attention to the Big Apple. From the American Museum of Natural History to the Bronx Zoo, each letter is accompanied by a peppy eight-line poem as well as multiple sidebars, factoids, and tidbits about the sights described. Melmed brilliantly touches on all the major sights of NYC, only cheating a little when X represents the ever-present "TaXi." The book includes an abundance of brightly colored, folk-art-style illustrations, and an excellent map locates each place mentioned. This book is certain to be popular with families traveling to Gotham for the first time. Pair it with Martha Zschock's equally cosmopolitan, if less informative Journey around New York from A to Z (Commonwealth, 2002).-Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
From the American Museum of Natural History (A) to the Bronx Zoo (Z), an alphabetical exploration of places to visit and famous sites in the Big Apple. The folk-art paintings are bright and colorful but are accompanied by short, uninspired verse and factoids. The most successful letters or places to see are the double spreads. Yankee Stadium (Y) is filled with fans set against a starry night. Unfortunately, the author states that it seats 70,000-untrue since the 1970's renovation. The Plaza Hotel (P) stands majestic, but oddly for a children's book does not include Eloise in its list of famous visitors. The Brooklyn Bridge (B), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (M) and Times Square (T) get grand double spreads while the one for Harlem awkwardly conjoins a brownstone to the Apollo Theater and the Union Square Greenmarket (U) is disjointed next to the Washington Square Arch (V for Greenwich Village). While fun for browsing, especially when turning the book on end for the Empire State Building (E), young readers would be better advised to visit Robert Neubecker's Wow! City! (2004) for some real Big Apple excitement. (Picture book. 3-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060548773
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/22/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 347,162
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Krauss Melmed is author of Capital! Washington D.C. from A to Z and New York, New York! The Big Apple from A to Z, also illustrated by Frané Lessac; I Love You As Much . . . , illustrated by Henri Sorensen; and the critically acclaimed The Rainbabies, illustrated by Jim LaMarche. She lives with her husband in Washington, D.C.

Frané Lessac is an American who has traveled all over the world. She now lives in Fremantle, Australia, but always looks forward to visiting Texas with her family. To bring the Lone Star State to life with gouache paints, Frané did extensive research using a video camera, a still camera, and actual and virtual tours. She is the illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including Capital! Washington D.C. from A to Z and New York, New York! The Big Apple from A to Z, both by Laura Krauss Melmed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2010

    Great Overview for Kids

    I bought this book to use as an introductory "travel guide" for my 6-year-old son, whom I'll be taking on his first trip to NYC in a few months. Since I've only been on grown-up sightseeing or business, I wasn't sure which things would be most interesting to a young child, and this book gives some great ideas. Each page features a different letter, signifying a specific NYC sight ("E" for Empire State Building, for example). The cartoon illustrations are fairly detailed, with lots of interesting and fun editorial...some historic, some trivial, a good mix altogether. He really enjoyed reading through the book and making a list of places he'd like to go on his visit. Unless you're looking for stiff history, this book would be highly recommend for the ~5-10 age group.

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