Saturday, November 25, 2017

Review: New York City by Joyce Markovics



NEW YORK CITY
Citified! 
by Joyce Markovics
Bearport Publishing
Picture Book



Welcome to New York City: The City that Never Sleeps! Explore the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and other iconic places around the city. Plus, learn fascinating factoids. You'll quickly see why millions of tourists visit this amazing city each year. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The playful text, colorful design, and captivating photos and map are sure to entice and excite beginning readers.



MY TIDBITS

This is a great first-glance for younger readers to learn more about a vibrant, diverse city.

New York City is the theme of this book, one of eight titles in the Citified! series. Young readers are introduced to various aspects of New York City—everything from well-known sites to typical food to geographic basics. After a quick introduction, New York's location is illustrated on a world map and the break-down of the city is explained. Then, it's all about people. The diversity, subways, parks and exciting features are presented with quick glimpses of important information. Each page only presents a sentence or two, making it a glance that even a younger audience will appreciate.

Accompanying each important tidbit is a very bright photograph. It fills each two-page spread and brings across the energetic rhythm of New York. Young readers see exactly how the city is and get a good feeling for each scene. At the end, there's a glossary, an index, a suggestion of where to discover more about the city as well as a website address, where readers can discover several more interesting facts about the city and dive into a crossword puzzle.

This is a wonderful picture book for ages 4 and up to learn a little bit about New York. The information is interesting without getting too heavy. The quick glances here and there are enough to get a good taste of the city and a basic knowledge.
Tall buildings. Shimmering lights. Honking horns. In this colorful introduction to the world's greatest cities, children will discover all the things that make cities--both near and far--unforgettable destinations. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The playful text, colorful design, and captivating photos and map are sure to entice and excite beginning readers.

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