AROUND TOWN by Chris K. Soentpiet


Age Range: 4 - 8
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 Not every library will need this pictorial survey of New York City's simpler outdoor delights--an open hydrant on a summer day, street performers and vendors, chess in the park, feeding the pigeons--but it's worth noting that this new Korean-born illustrator is a promising student of mentor Ted Lewin's style (he thanks both Ted and Betsy Lewin for their guidance). The sunny watercolors here are full of enthusiasm and inviting details; readers will enjoy following the mother and daughter who appear in each spread--buying a doll, sharing their meal with it at an outdoor cafe, having their faces painted, and so on. A fine debut; an illustrator to watch. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-688-04572-3
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1994


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