Who wants to go to New York City? I do!! (Actually, I went last month and had a great time.)
It seems that New York is a popular setting for ABC books. But, they are all different. Take a look at how authors and illustrators travel alphabetically through NYC.
NY is for New York
by Paul Thurlby
Sourcebooks Explore 2017
Paul Thurlby ABC City Books
64 page picture book for ages 4-8 and fans of graphic art
I’ll admit that I love this book because each letter is featured in a vintage-looking poster art image. The book begins with A for the American Museum of Natural History and ends with the Bronx Zoo but in between are some surprises:
And, some are a bit unusual. But, who doesn’t love King Kong?
The art is very different in
New York, New York: The Big Apple from A to Z
by Laura Krauss Melmed (author) and Frane Lessac (illustrator)
24 page picture book for ages 4-8
The sites to see are perfect for tourists with A for the American Museum of Natural History, B for the Brooklyn Bridge, and C for Central Park. Each page includes facts and interesting information.
This one made me curious. Why is there a pigeon walking down 5th Avenue?
Journey Around New York from A to Z
by Martha Zschock (author) and Heather Zschock (designer)
Commonwealth Editions 2002
32 page picture book for ages 6 t0 9
It seems that this pigeon is our guide to NYC. Find it on every spread showing off the sights, often dressed in costume! The alphabetical choices are different and include Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and Grand Central Station which is the Z entry for some reason. There’s lots of alliteration that accompanies facts and information. This is an interesting introduction to NYC. I just can’t quite get over the pigeon.
Have you ever been to New York City? You might want to take a look at one of these books before you go.