A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
In this magical picture book, a young boy spends an overnight visit with his nana and is frightened to find that the city where she lives is filled with noise and crowds and scary things. But then Nana makes him a special cape to help him be brave, and soon the everyday sights, sounds, and smells of the city are not scary—but wonderful. The succinct text is paired with watercolor illustrations that capture all the vitality, energy, and beauty of the city.
About the Author
Lauren Castillo has illustrated many picture books and has also written and illustrated several, including the Caldecott Honor book Nana in the City. She lives in Harrisburg, PA, and you can also find her at www.laurencastillo.blogspot.com and follow her on Twitter @studiocastillo.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The autumn colors in Central park and grays of city streets make this a very appealing, cozy picture book of New York City for little children. Nana and her little grandson visit Central Park, ride the subway, and and take in the sights of tall buildings, street dancers and Times Square while the child wears a red.cloak that Nana made for him to keep him brave.