Everyone learning to read has to know his/her A-B-C’s in order to sound out the sight words he/she does not recognize. Still comprehending words takes familiarity with them and their meaning. Applause is very different from applesauce, but many novice readers don’t know that. Better to be familiar with everyday words and everyday sights. Who can resist stoplights, windows, balloons and more? No one sees the world in alphabetical order. In City, from cover to cover, images of interesting vocabulary words catch the young reader-listener’s attention because the words relate to much of their knowledge and experience.
Author: Ingela P. Arrhenius
Illustrator: Victor Medina
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: Candlewick Studio (2016)
Genre: Juvenile fiction
Ages: 3-7; grades pre-K-1
After turning heads and delighting readers with her giant book of animals, Swedish children’s designer Ingela P. Arrhenius turns her talents to the many attractions that make cities so special. Iconic urban images are featured on every page — from subways to skyscrapers, museums to cafes, fountains to sidewalk newsstands. Each bold, graphic image is set apart by a different typeface, transforming a whimsical celebration of cities into an artfully designed title for every bookshelf.
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