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All Through My Town (Board book)
Spring '13 Kids List
“This adorable trip around town will be a big hit with any toddler who has ever been a passenger alongside a busy grownup with errands to run. With fun-packed illustrations for little ones to look at again and again and a surprise ending that causes instant giggles, this book definitely earns a spot on the 'favorites' shelf.”
— Jeanne Snyder, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
Bread is baking
School bus honks its horn
Who are the people in your neighborhood? Perfect for the pre-K set, this adorable rhyming text takes a walking tour of your community. The fresh modern art of Leo Timmers features hidden details and a perennial theme reminiscent of Richard Scarry. Little ones will beg to re-read again as they discover the characters who repeat throughout the art in this sweet and vibrant story.
About the Author
Jean Reidy is the author of several picture books . . . with many more on the way! She is a two-time winner of the Colorado Book Award (for Light Up the Night and Time Out for Monsters) and lives right across the street from her local library, which she visits nearly every day.
Leo Timmers has written and illustrated several books for children, including Happy with Me, which was awarded the Bookfeather Prize for Best Upcoming Talent. His books have been published in Korea, Brazil, Spain, Denmark, France, the United States and Sweden. Leo lives in Brussels, Belgium with his wife Gina and their daughter Luna.
“Richard Scarry has some competition in this effort, which follows a toddler-age bunny and his mother around town on their errands. Neatly encapsulates the three-ring circus that is a little tyke's world and gives children an opportunity to practice all kinds of skills.” —Kirkus Reviews
“With spreads jam-packed with detail and event . . . it's an undeniable feast for the eyes.” —Publishers Weekly
“This spirited picture book is as much fun to browse through as it is to read, and it could spark classroom discussions about neighborhoods and community workers.” —School Library Journal
“Classic and contemporary feeling, this echoes both Golden Books and Richard Scarry…The scenes could be interpreted as set anywhere from Manhattan to Meadow Lakes, Alaska, thereby making this relatable to a wide range of youngsters.” —Booklist