Masha D'yans's beautiful illustrations complement the vivid descriptions of taking a taxi through Manhattan or a subway up to the "boogie-down" Bronx, the salty seas of Staten Island, passing the family-owned stores that form the backbone of Queens, walking through Brooklyn's Botanical Gardens, and so much more.
Lyrical, heartfelt, and bursting with imagination, A Poem as Big as New York City proves that a poem can be as vast and exciting as the greatest city in the world.
Publisher: Universe Publishing
Number of pages: 38
Weight: 581 g
Dimensions: 311 x 222 x 24 mm
"I was truly amazed by this book. You can hear the multitude of individual voices coming together as one.....The children describe their city in both poetic and truly child-centered terms." greatkidbooks.blogspot.com
"This homage to New York City is the brainchild of the nonprofit Teachers & Writers Collaborative, which asked children throughout the five boroughs to write about their city. Their observations are integrated into a single poem that reflects on neighborhoods, landmarks, and what it means to be a New Yorker...ethereal paintings depict glassy skyscrapers, streets dense with people, and a childlike personification of a poem constructed of text. A mosaic as dynamic as its subject. Ages 5-up." Publisher's Weekly
"We can't think of a more vibrant way to see the five boroughs from a kid's perspective, and for parents and children to be inspired to share their take on city life." New York Family
"The poem, both written on the pages and personified in art, is an exhilarating read and the result of an innovative series of writing workshops in the city's public schools. The result was a melding of perspectives, descriptions, alliterative verse and sound words into a poem that feels almost as big and bold and diverse as the city itself..." Wherethebestbooksare
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