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City Lullaby Hardcover – October 15, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books (October 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 061860703X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618607037
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,152,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Singer writes in infectious, rhyming poetry that scans smoothly ... which is echoed in the busy, densely populated, color-saturated scenes." Booklist, ALA

"Cheerfully over-stimulating—a bit like the city itself." Kirkus Reviews

"A love song to the city . . . In this vibrant, terrific picture book, Marilyn Singer and Carll Cneut summon a hip-hooray and ballyhoo all their own." New York Review of Books

"A good time for all." Time Magazine

This clever counting story would also be a good choice for group storytimes.
School Library Journal

About the Author

Marilyn Singer is the author of more than one hundred books for children, including the Tallulah books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. For more information, please visit: www.marilynsinger.net.

Carll Cneut is the illustrator of many beloved and award-winning books in Europe. He is also the illustrator of ANTONIO ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD, GETTING SMALLER, published in the U.S. by Candlewick. He lives in Ghent, Belgium.

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Marilyn Singer was born in the Bronx (New York City) on October 3, 1948 and lived most of her early life in N. Massapequa (Long Island), NY. She attended Queens College, City University of New York, and for her junior year, Reading University, England. She holds a B.A. in English from Queens and an M.A. in Communications from New York University.

In 1974, after teaching English in New York City high schools for several years, she began to write - initially film notes, catalogues, teacher's guides, and film strips. Then, one day, when she was sitting in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, she penned a story featuring talking insect characters she'd made up when she was eight. Encouraged by the responses she got, she wrote more stories, and in 1976, her first book, The Dog Who Insisted He Wasn't, was published by E.P.Dutton & Co.

Since then, Marilyn has published over eighty books for children and young adults. Her genres are many and varied, including realistic novels, fantasies, non-fiction, fairy tales, picture books, mysteries and poetry. She likes writing many different kinds of books because it's challenging and it keeps her from getting bored.

Marilyn currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband Steve; their standard poodle Oggi, seen in the home page photo; a cat named August ; two collared doves named Jubilee and Holiday; and a starling that says, "Hi. How are you? Sweet Birdie. Okay!" Her interests include ballroom/Latin dancing, dog training, reading, hiking, bird-watching, gardening, playing computer adventure games, and going to the movies and the theatre. She's also a major Star Trek fan.

Marilyn is the former host of the AOL Children's Writers Chat and currently co-hosts the Poetry Blast at various conferences. Visit her web site: www.marilynsinger.net.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ann on February 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is a fun book that is great for read alouds. It is great for ages newborn to 6 years. It makes a great gift for a new baby. The illustrations are colorful and the text engages the reader instantly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anne on September 19, 2008
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we are a city family and my kids related to all the cacophony of noise that's familiar to us! also loved the vibrant pictures.
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By Dyane Hanslik on December 17, 2013
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We love this product!
We bought many copies for the pre-school teachers that we are partnering with at The Cleveland Museum of Art.
I liked it so well, that I bought a copy for my granddaughter who lives in Manhattan.
I sure wish that you had given me free shipping... maybe you'll send me a coupon for shipping in the future?
-Dyane
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Voorheis on January 28, 2009
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I have heard from my daughter that my grandchildren (3yrs and 1yr) LOVE this book.
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