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New York, New York!: The Big Apple from A to…

New York, New York!: The Big Apple from A to Z

by Laura Krauss Melmed

Other authors: Frané Lessac (Illustrator)

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From the American Museum of Natural History to the Bronx Zoo, each letter is accompanied by a peppy eight-line poem as well as multiple sidebars, factoids, and tidbits about the sights described. Melmed brilliantly touches on all the major sights of NYC, only cheating a little when X represents the ever-present "TaXi." The book includes an abundance of brightly colored, folk-art-style illustrations, and an excellent map locates each place mentioned. This book is certain to be popular with families traveling to Gotham for the first time.
  ccsdss | Feb 8, 2016 |
This book takes the reader on a tour of New York City. Using the alphabet as a guide it highlights several different landmarks and important facts about one of the largest cities in our country. It could be used as a history lesson when talking about the different states or cities and what makes them special. It contains a lot of interesting facts to spark student's interest so it could easily cause a spin off into many different kinds of lessons. I also like how it depicts the many differnt cultures represented in the city. ( )
  KellyLPickett | Apr 23, 2013 |
This is a book of the alphabets but each one corresponds with a famous or popular place in New York City. This book would be good for any young child grades 1-YA because it not "kiddie" at all and even I liked it very much. I also really enjoyed the illustations in this book. There were people of all ethnicities and fun, large illustations I know kids would love. ( )
  HopeMiller123 | Feb 7, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060548770, Paperback)

Welcome to the Big Apple!

From A to Z, the city that never sleeps has something to offer everyone!

Come visit the American Museum of Natural History and see prehistoric Animals, get a Bird's-eye view of the Brooklyn Bridge, and Check out Central Park in this alphabetical tour from bestselling duo Laura Krauss Melmed and Frané Lessac.

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Welcome to New York City, the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, the crossroads of the world! This city has something to offer everyone, from A to Z. Come visit the American Museum of Natural History and see prehistoric Animals, get a Bird's-eye view of the Brooklyn Bridge, and Check out Central Park in this alphabetical tour from best-selling duo Laura Krauss Melmed and Frane Lessac, who brought us Capital! Washington D.C. from A to Z. Fascinating details about the many neighborhoods and historic places of New York City accompany Melmed's lively, informative verse, and Lessac's vibrant folk-art paintings capture the essence of this unique and rich place that was once called the melting pot of America.… (more)

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