If you were a city

by Maclear, Kyo, 1970-

Format: Print Book 2022
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Just like people, there are so many ways a city can be. And this lively picture book explores all of them. From quiet and dreamy to bright and buzzing, the magnificent diversity of our world is vividly celebrated by connecting the uniqueness of its places with the people who live in them. Wild, gritty, bookish, or sheltering - if you were a city, how would YOU be?
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Maclear's cheerful series of rhymed queries beckons readers to consider the characteristics of an inviting, livable city. On an opening spread, two children with eyes closed ponder the question, "If you were a city,/ how would you be?" as geometric shapes rain down around them. A page-turn later, "Would you be bookish, proud, but slightly leaning?" accompanies the image of a plaid-jacketed figure mimicking the Leaning Tower of Pisa, while "Buzzing, bright, and magic-seeming?" attends a star-strewn skyscape and sand-colored buildings towering over a canopied night bazaar. Subsequent pages propose myriad possibilities, some generalizing about pretend environments, others specifically conjuring real locales easily identified in Francesca's jam-packed, vector-style illustrations, which portray individuals of varying abilities, ages, and skin tones. It's a dreamy look at individuality and imagination that centers intriguing visual juxtapositions. Ages 3--5. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Cities and towns -- Juvenile fiction.
Communities -- Juvenile fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Picture books for children.
City and town life -- Fiction.
picture books.
Children's stories -- Pictorial works.
Picture books.
Livres d'images.
Histoires rimées.
Publisher San Francisco :Chronicle Books,2022
Contributors Sanna, Francesca, illustrator.
Language English
Description 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.
ISBN 9781452155197
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