TITLE: WOW! NEW YORK CITY, imagine a city built with a paper clip
ART: Rey David Rojas
PUB DATE: April 2010
PUBLISHER: DUO Press
SOURCE: contest win from Julie at Booking Mama
ABOUT THE BOOK
New York City has never been more whimsical than in this visual narrative that uses wire-art sculptures to explore the Big Apple. Everything starts with a paper clip that unfolds to create some of New York’s most famous symbols, including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Empire State Building. A lively text accompanies the striking visuals, and six pages of information chronicle everything needed to know about the included attractions and landmarks.
We LOVED this book. The imagination that went into this book is fantastic. Who would have thought you could do this with a paper clip? Reading this book you will never look at paper clips the same way again.
Although the only down fall about the book is that Michael wants me to visit all those things while I am in NYC. I told him a few things that I will try to get to are the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge. I am planning on visiting Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and perhaps riding a subway.
I am sure I will see tons of taxis and fire trucks as well as hot dog stands and pretzel stands. Any recommendations on where the best ones are?
Another great thing about the book is the fact sheet. Did you know that 12,000 taxis cruise the city every day? Did you know that the FDNY gets 500,000 emergency calls a year? Or that the Empire State Building has 6,500 windows?
I think this is a great book to give someone who is either going to visit NYC or has visited NYC.
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5 thoughts on “WOW! New York City Review”
What a perfect book to begin your NYC trip with!
Have an absolutely fantastic trip, Cindy!! I can’t wait to hear all of the details about what you do and see, who you meet, etc.
This does sound like a great book for kids! Enjoy your stay in NY. The food stands are at many corners. The sweet roasted peanuts are amazing! Get ready for lots of people and cars and noise. I’m sure to see a future post about your experience there! :-))
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Thanks so much for pointing this book out. I’ll have to check it out the next time I’m in a book store.
Sounds like a fun read… I just got back from NYC this weekend and it was amazing!