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  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 740L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; First Edition edition (April 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763638552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763638559
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 9.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Starred Review. Grade 2–5—With a backpack over his shoulders, a T-shirted youngster and his father delight in a day in Manhattan in this entertaining and informative travelogue. The boy's first-person narration, set in casual, inviting type, is breezy and involving, making readers feel part of the adventure. In smaller type, fascinating tidbits, staggered around the page to catch attention, supply information such as the number of train platforms at Grand Central Station (44), the names of the New York Public Library's marble lions (Patience and Fortitude), and how many taxicabs (more than 12,000) ply the city streets. Illustrated endpapers, including the Flatiron Building, Greenwich Village, and Macy's, map the journey. Rubbino uses the whole page to tell his story, letting subdued colors provide effective backdrops to the tall buildings and high bridges; then, when the two reach the Empire State Building, the page unfolds upward, showing the landmark structure in its full glory. Meanwhile, the artist doesn't stint on views of New Yorkers; sketches of people—all sizes, shapes, colors, and from all walks of life—provide great opportunities for people-watching on the page. At day's end, a cab ride back to Grand Central makes a fitting ending to the pair's highly satisfying day. This is an intriguing snapshot of the Big Apple, sure to delight New York City residents, tourists, and would-be visitors.—Barbara Elleman, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA
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Salvatore Rubbino is a rising new talent in the world of illustration. He was recently shortlisted for the Victoria and Albert Museum Illustration Awards for some of the brilliant illustrations in this new picture book. Salvatore Rubbino is a rising new talent in the world of illustration. He was recently shortlisted for the Victoria and Albert Museum Illustration Awards for some of the brilliant illustrations in this new picture book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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One of the best possible father and son day trips would be to spend a day in the fabulous New York City borough (county) of Manhattan. It's a dynamic and magical place to spend a day because there are so many exciting things to look at and do. The boy and his dad have arrived on an underground platform at Grand Central Station and go up to ground level and join the swirl of rushing people. The boy's dad holds his hand, but he lags behind and looks out in amazement at the 2,500 stars on the ceiling, the clock in the center and the towering windows. The day has just begun and it has already been a WOW experience.

Out on the street they look up at the skyscrapers and can see the Chrysler building in the distance. They start their walk and stop in front of Patience and Fortitude, the pink marble lions in front of the New York Public Library. The librarian told them many interesting facts and told them that there were an astonishing "88 miles of bookshelves inside!" The day would be long and tiring, but loads of fun. The boy and his dad get to visit the Empire State Building, look down over the south side of the island from the 86th floor observatory, check out a hot dog stand, "window-shop" at Macy's, walk down Broadway to see the Flatiron Building, take a break at Union Square Park, listen to a few of the more than "170 different languages" spoken in New York, have a snack in Greenwich Village, look across the Hudson River at the Statue of Liberty, hail a taxi, get a glimpse of the James A. Farley Building (General Post Office), write out a postcard and land right back where they started at the Grand Central Station!

This is a wonderful whirlwind tour of Manhattan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Jones on November 6, 2011
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My husband and I lived in New York for years and love this amazing city. We have since moved and now have 5 month old twins. I read this to them often. The pictures and story are great and I hope they will love this city as much as momma and daddy do!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tvtv3 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 19, 2010
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In A WALK IN NEW YORK a dad takes his son with him on a day trip to New York City. Their journey begins at the Grand Central Station where the boy becomes mentally lost in the busyness around him, from the huge volume of people swiftly passing by to the 2,500 stars in the ceiling he finds it all very impressive. From Grand Central the father and son walk to the Public Library, travel up the Empire State building, window shop at Macy's while eating a hot dog, wander down Broadway, eat lunch at Union Square Park, catch a snack in Greenwich Village, watch the ships go by in the Hudson River, glimpse the Statue of Liberty, hail a taxi, and drive by the Grand Central Post Office. It's a grand day in the city for the boy and his dad.

The story's illustrations are done in a loose form with lighter colors that capture the imagination of a young child. Peppered throughout the story are interesting facts and cute side remarks written in smaller type that help put the events of the story in perspective. For instance, as the boy and his dad prepare to buy a hot dog we are informed that, "More hot dogs are eaten in New York than anywhere else in the U.S." and later while walking down Broadway that, "Most Manhattan streets run straight, but Broadway runs diagonally." I also particularly enjoyed how the page with the Empire State Building actually folds out. If you have a young child interested in travel or are a parent who have been to New York City, but were unable to bring your children, A WALK IN NEW YORK is a book that you might enjoy reading together with your kids.
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By David Kumm on March 6, 2013
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I bought this book with the intent to inform my children about New York City. They loved it and now know about the greatest city in the world.
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By L. Bullock on September 24, 2009
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Have given this book to most of my son's friends who have moved out of the city. Its a great keepsake for the whole family. A bit wordy and lengthy for pre-schoolers but still a treasure
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