What do you see from your window? This #OwnVoices picture book from Brazil offers a first-hand view of what children growing up in the favelas of Rio de Janiero see everyday. A vibrant and diverse celebration of urban community living, brought to life by unique, colorful illustrations that juxtapose brick buildings with lush jungle plants.
Fisgón, a very curious bird, is hiding somewhere in the big city. Can you find him? He loves to fly, but not as much as he loves to stop and learn about what’s going on around him. You’ll have to help him so that he doesn’t miss a single detail!
Take a whirlwind trip around the world! Metropolis explores the sights, sounds, and tastes of 34 of the greatest cities on earth.
Yoshio delights in the everyday sounds of Tokyo, but when a musician tells him that her favorite sound is ma, the Japanese word for silence, Yoshio sets out to hear this sound for himself among the hustle and bustle of the city. Includes information on the Japanese concept of ma.
In this twist on the classic song “The Wheels on the Bus,” the wheels on the tuk tuk go round and round all over the city in India.
Tokyo lives in a small house between giant buildings with his family and his cat, Kevin. For years, highways and skyscrapers have been built up around the family’s house where once there were hills and trees. Will they ever experience the natural world again? One day, an old woman offers Tokyo seeds, telling him they will grow into whatever he wishes. Tokyo and his grandfather are astonished when the seeds grow into a forest so lush that it takes over the entire city overnight.
This is the story of Migloo’s day, a day filled with food, fun, friends and adventure. There are things to find and puzzles to solve on action-filled spreads brimming with details. From acclaimed author-illustrator William Bee comes a search-and-find book with a fun-loving dog leading the way.
A curious cat plus a big fall leads to squashed confidence. How this cat bounces back will encourage readers everywhere to try, try again. Eye-catching art and crisp graphic paneling invite even the youngest of children to get back on their feet to explore the city alongside TipTop Cat.
On a train journey to a large city, a young woman notices a very poor girl. Who is she? Where is she going? What does her future hold? Hope Is a Girl Selling Fruit is a gentle, reflective account of a young woman’s thoughts and feelings as she comes into contact with the larger world. The rich imagery takes the story into another realm, inviting the reader to interpret it at many levels. Young Indian artist Amrita Das pushes the boundaries of her traditional art to radical new ends as she muses on women’s mobility, class, and choices.
See the review at WOW Review, Volume 8, Issue 3
A dog thinks he wants to leave the farm for the big city, but he finds out happiness is right next door.