22 April 2010
I bought this for Lucy the other day. Like many people I have this unrelenting obsession with New York (haven't made it there yet though, boo hoo), and when I saw this book I just had to get it....ahem, for Lucy, of course.
Lucy had actually been wielding a Scoop book (about a little yellow digger) but, and is this terrible, I managed to convince her with my persuasive charm that A Walk in New York was the book to get. It even had postcards tucked inside an envelope in the back to post (which was ultimately the deal maker).
It's about a Dad and his son talking a walk through New York, and is full of cleverly detailed illustrations of New York's sights including the Empire State building, Grand Central Station, Union Park, typical streets lined with apartments, Greenwich Village and lots of bright yellow cabs. It even has lots of fun facts for slightly older kids. The fact that got me was that the New York library receives 10,000 new books every week - heaven!
This book certainly makes storytime fun for me. The Mo Willems series are fun too (such as 'Don't let the Pigeon drive the Bus'). This also looks interesting. Do you have any great childrens books to share? As cute as it is, there's only so many times one can read The Lost Kitten. I mean, does it ever learn?