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Wow! New York City: Imagine a City Built with a Paper Clip . . .

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New York City has never been more whimsical than in this visual narrative that uses wire-art sculptures to explore the Big Apple. Everything starts with a paper clip that unfolds to create some of New York's most famous symbols, including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Empire State Building. A lively text accompanies the striking visuals, and six pages of information chronicle everything needed to know about the included attractions and landmarks.
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Overview


New York City has never been more whimsical than in this visual narrative that uses wire-art sculptures to explore the Big Apple. Everything starts with a paper clip that unfolds to create some of New York's most famous symbols, including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Empire State Building. A lively text accompanies the striking visuals, and six pages of information chronicle everything needed to know about the included attractions and landmarks.
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Editorial Reviews

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"A dynamic book . . . End materials offer notes on Rojas's process as well as background on the featured elements to round out this homage to the city."  —Publishers Weekly

"The text is minimal, letting the pictures largely speak for themselves—until the end of the book. A fun-fact-packed section details everything."  —Time Out New York Kids

"Wow! New York City artfully creates NYC landmarks out of paper clips (paper clips!) and will be as much of a hit with parents as it is with kids. At the end of the book, landmarks are described in more detail." —www.BabyMeetsCity.com

"A fun, creative, contemporary book inviting kids age 4-8 to explore the wonders of New York City."  —Midwest Reviews

"I definitely learned a thing or two from this book!"  Kids Konnection

"A wonderful book that is imaginative and entertaining to read."  —Mogul Baby

"This book has really incredible and original art . . .The text itself is very simple — easily digested for any preschooler, but I think that the artwork will appeal to much older readers as well."  —5 Minutes for Books

"We LOVED this book. The imagination that went into this book is fantastic."  —Cindy's Love of Books

Kids Konnection
I definitely learned a thing or two from this book!
Examiner
These books are really colorful and fun.
Time Out New York Kids
The text is minimal, letting the pictures largely speak for themselves—until the end of the book. A fun-fact-packed section details everything.
Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
The youngest children will enjoy the simple text and wire sculptures of things for which New York City is famous, such as the Empire State Building, bagels, taxis, the Statue of Liberty, and subways. One page reads, "Can you build a city with a paper clip? Let's use our imagination." Another page exclaims, "Wow! Look at this! You can see the Chrysler Building." Older children will be interested in the facts engagingly presented at the back: "Every New Yorker has a favorite spot in Central Park. What's yours? Is it one of the 8,968 benches or one of the 26,000 trees?" The most intricate sculpture is the mosaic made from tiny squares of wire that is dedicated to John Lennon, who lived around the corner from Central Park. Photographs of the artist's materials are shown at the back: copper wire, assorted pliers, a welding gun, and two hands. The writer was inspired by wires holding up the Brooklyn Bridge. Children will need supervision with wire, and it is suggested that younger children use pipe cleaners. This book may inspire some children to create wire sculptures. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982529508
  • Publisher: Duo Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Great City Books
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,424,254
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Puck is the author of the series Cool Counting Books™ which includes 123 California, 123 Chicago, 123 New York, 123 San Francisco, 123 Texas, and 123 USA. He has worked as a writer, editor, and translator for national publications and publishing houses. He lives in New York City. Rey David Rojas is an award-wining visual artist who studied in the renowned Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (National School of Visual Arts) in Mexico City, and has illustrated children’s books for some of Mexico’s most innovative publishers, such as Editorial Serpentina and Libros del Escarabajo.
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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    Wonderful introduction to New York City

    I bought this for my 3 year old grandson and nephew. The creative layout of the book is what sold me on purchasing 2 of them. I love the way paperclips are used to portray landmarks in my favorite city. Children get a simple overview of the city and its famous buildings that they can base a foundation on.
    I would highly recommend it for purchase.

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