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ISBN13: 9780763638559
ISBN10: 0763638552
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When a group of students wins a trip to New York City, accompanied by their teacher, they arenand#8217;t sure where to start. Soon enough, theyand#8217;re roaming the city, from the Statue of Liberty to Times Square, from Chinatown to Central Park, in order to discover what makes New York one of the greatest cities on Earth.

Structured like the popular song and#147;The Twelve Days of Christmas,and#8221; Tonya Boldenand#8217;s text captures the fun and fast-paced spirit of New York, while Gilbert Fordand#8217;s illustrations embody its dynamic beauty and odd quirks. The book includes a map of all five boroughs of the city highlighting kid-friendly places to see when you visit.

Praise for 12 Days of New York

"Ford's illustrations, rendered in a variety of media including India ink, gouache, dyes and Photoshop, depict the city in bright, glowing tones that are cartoonlike but manage to capture the essence of the people and places."

and#151;Kirkus Reviews

"Fordand#8217;s mixed-media art features chunky India ink outlines and a broad palette that portrays afternoon, twilight, indoor, and outdoor scenes with equal skilland#133; While the venues are recognizable, the adventurous perspectives Ford uses gives them a welcome freshness."

and#151;Publishers Weekly

"Richly colored cartoon illustrations, with a dialogue bubble here and there for added humor, depict the wide-eyed characters and their surroundings with a fair amount of detail without overwhelmingand#133; A jolly jaunt introducing a few classic Big Apple landmarks."

and#151;Booklist

"Vibrant illustration."

and#151;School Library Journal

Review:

"It often takes a visitor to point out a city's treasures, and London artist Rubbino does just that in his debut, taking readers on a lively armchair tour of Manhattan sights as seen through the eyes of a day-tripping boy and his dad. First stop: bustling Grand Central Terminal, awash in sunlight that streams through the station's massive windows and onto 'so many people — all in a hurry.' The book's large trim size and the illustrator's perspective provide an entertaining and palpable sense of scale as the small boy marvels at skyscrapers and landmarks like the Flatiron Building and the main New York Public Library building. Design highlights include a vertical foldout of the Empire State Building; the subsequent spread offers a downtown view from its 86th-floor observatory. Each busy scene features exuberant narration from the boy ('This department store is called Macy's. Dad says that you can buy anything from a dishrag to a diamond inside'), as well as smaller captions of geographical or historical significance. Neophytes and jaded residents alike will embrace this vibrant and enticing slice of the Big Apple. Ages 4 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Synopsis:

New York City — the perfect place for a boy and his dad to spend the day! Follow them on their walk around Manhattan, from Grand Central Terminal to the top of the Empire State Building, from Greenwich Village to the Statue of Liberty, learning lots of facts and trivia along the way. In this unabashed ode to Americas biggest city, Salvatore Rubbinos fresh, lively paintings and breezy text capture the delight of a young visitor experiencing the wonders of New York firsthand.

About the Author

Tonya Bolden has written numerous award-winning books for kids, including Maritcha, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in New York City. Gilbert Ford has illustrated the covers for the Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch, Horton Halfpott, and Peter Nimble. He lives in New York City.

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Book Dads, December 9, 2009 (view all comments by Book Dads)
A boy and his dad go for a sightseeing tour in New York City in this picture book whose illustrations engagingly depict the excitement and constant activity of New York City combined with the energetic enjoyment of a day out with dad. Each page is filled with lots of details for children to notice, from the variety of people in busy Grand Central Station to the shadows in the windows of Manhattan apartments.

Together, the boy and his father visit many of New York City’s most famous landmarks, such as the Empire State Building and Union Square Park, and also experience many of the other features that give New York its unique flavor, such as hot dogs from street vendors and the cafes of Greenwich Village. Factoids about New York in smaller type are scattered throughout the pictures; these can optionally be read in addition to the main text for older children. This is a spirited book about an exciting city and a fun day of sightseeing together for father and son.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763638559
Author:
Rubbino, Salvatore
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
Bolden, Tonya
Author:
Ford, Gilbert
Subject:
Walking
Subject:
Historic buildings
Subject:
United States - Mid Atlantic - New York City
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Historic buildings -- New York (State)
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Buildings, structures, etc.
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Subject:
New York (City)
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 9 x 0.5 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-12

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Product details 32 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763638559 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "It often takes a visitor to point out a city's treasures, and London artist Rubbino does just that in his debut, taking readers on a lively armchair tour of Manhattan sights as seen through the eyes of a day-tripping boy and his dad. First stop: bustling Grand Central Terminal, awash in sunlight that streams through the station's massive windows and onto 'so many people — all in a hurry.' The book's large trim size and the illustrator's perspective provide an entertaining and palpable sense of scale as the small boy marvels at skyscrapers and landmarks like the Flatiron Building and the main New York Public Library building. Design highlights include a vertical foldout of the Empire State Building; the subsequent spread offers a downtown view from its 86th-floor observatory. Each busy scene features exuberant narration from the boy ('This department store is called Macy's. Dad says that you can buy anything from a dishrag to a diamond inside'), as well as smaller captions of geographical or historical significance. Neophytes and jaded residents alike will embrace this vibrant and enticing slice of the Big Apple. Ages 4 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , CN
"Synopsis" by , New York City — the perfect place for a boy and his dad to spend the day! Follow them on their walk around Manhattan, from Grand Central Terminal to the top of the Empire State Building, from Greenwich Village to the Statue of Liberty, learning lots of facts and trivia along the way. In this unabashed ode to Americas biggest city, Salvatore Rubbinos fresh, lively paintings and breezy text capture the delight of a young visitor experiencing the wonders of New York firsthand.
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