TAXI: A Book of City Words by Betsy Maestro

TAXI: A Book of City Words

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In another of the Maestros' colorful concept picture books, a taxi takes young readers through a city full of experiences and provides the terms to go with them. Morning and the taxi's work begin together as the taxi and its unnamed driver pick up passengers going to different urban destinations: office buildings, zoo, theater, apartment house, coffee shop, airport, etc. Each one- or two-word term is printed in boldface in a brief, simple text accompanying a large, full-color illustration. By the time the taxi returns to its garage at the day's end, 29 scenes have been introduced. The instructive text here is well complemented by the panoramic illustrations, full of crisply delineated details. Despite the distant point of view (like a wide-angle effect), the focus on detail preserves interest; the reader is informed without being overwhelmed. An attractive introduction to urban variety.

Pub Date: April 17th, 1989
ISBN: 89919-528-8
Publisher: Clarion
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