Have you ever seen a man dressed entirely in playing cards? Or a girl wearing a lollipop dress? Take a stroll through a most unusual market in this twenty-fifth anniversary edition of a Caldecott Honor Book.
"In a delightful and unusual book, a boy trots down Market Street buying presents for a friend, each one starting with a letter of the alphabet. Every letter is illustrated by a figure ingeniously composed of, for instance, apples or wigs or quilts. The notion is original, and the sum total enjoyable and unique." --Horn Book.
Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) was the award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved children's books, including the classic I Can Read books about Frog and Toad, and the Caldecott Medal winning Fables.
Anita Lobel's name is synonymous with the best in children's literature. She is the creator of such classics as Alison's Zinnia and Away from Home, and she received a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in On Market Street. She is the creator of two books about her cat, Nini, One Lighthouse, One Moon (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book), and Nini Here and There. Her childhood memoir, No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Anita Lobel lives in New York City.
Loved this book, which I bought for my daughters when they were young. Was excited to purchase for my soon-to-be-five-year-old granddaughter. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dianne Berry
My kids loved this book, I hope my grandson will too, so glad I could find it.Published 2 months ago by Susan O'connor
I was actually the Junior designer for this book 30+ years ago, so my opinion is probably slanted!! However, all will agree this is a classic, a real beauty and should be part of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Annmarie Balsamello
A dented damaged cover is not what anyone likes to wrap up as a gift, but with this I had no choice. Poor little baby recipient.Published 10 months ago by Crystal Cohen
LOVE Loebel - A must for bedtime reading and having your child choose which is the favorite picture in an array of beautiful illustrationsPublished 17 months ago by Sanibelgirl
The ad said the book was in very good condition. It was not. It was old, discolored and smelly. I will not buy any more used books from this vendor.Published 20 months ago by gantice bowdeb
Our girls almost always choose this for bedtime reading. With each page they took turn picking their "favorite" for the night. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Norma Karel Moore
This is a book for parents to read to children that don't know their ABC's. The pictures are great too.Published on January 31, 2013 by charlie moule