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New York state of mind

by Joel, Billy.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak Picture Books P JOE
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  P JOE
 
 
Summary
"Newcomer Izak's full-bleed watercolor spreads charmingly dramatize songwriter Joel's ode to New York City...This book makes Joel's song (a CD of the song is included) accessible to a new generation, while Izak's truly lovely portraits will serve both as an introduction to Manhattan, and as a visual tribute for those who already love New York." - Publishers Weekly
Contents
CD : New York state of mind / Billy Joel
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "PreS-Gr. 2. Does Billy Joel's wonderful song "New York State of Mind" make a picture book? Well, yes and no. Izak's sweeping artwork puts the accent on the pictures, but does the text work as a story? Not really. Those familiar with the song will remember that it's about the singer taking a nostalgic trip back to NYC, revisiting old haunts. Here the protagonist is a dog. After "taking a greyhound down the Hudson River line" (uh, that would be a bus, not a canine), the floppy-eared fellow finds himself in New York at Christmas. He knows "what I'm needing," and that turns out to be the fluffy, long-haired dog he meets in the park. Romantic New York activities ensue, with some cute twists. Pictures accompanying the lyrics about needing the New York Times0 and the Daily News 0 show the pups under the papers in a driving rain. In the end, it's the artwork (which could probably be paired with lots of songs) that makes this special. Izak evocatively mirrors the city's vibe by mixing bold strokes with impressionistic touches. An accompanying CD brings the song to a new generation. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Newcomer Izak's full-bleed watercolor spreads charmingly dramatize songwriter Joel's ode to New York City, from the perspective of a wide-eyed, red kerchief-wearing small brown dog. The canine narrator rides a bus over the George Washington Bridge and along the Hudson River, before proceeding on foot past a tableau of familiar Manhattan sights. Discreet labels on the paintings' edges identify the Theater District (where Joel's Movin' Out appears on a marquis), Lincoln Center, Chinatown and more. For "Been high in the Rockies under the evergreens," the pooch appears under the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, and "But I know what I'm needing/ And I don't want to waste more time" depicts the narrator's initial encounter in front of the Plaza Hotel with a red ribbon-wearing Cocker Spaniel. A somber palette of brown and gray provides a welcome counterbalance to the cuteness of the dogs as, for instance, they walk in the rain under a copy of the Daily News by the steps of the Metropolitan Museum or "let it slide" on the ice of Wollman Rink. This book makes Joel's song (a compact disk recording is included) accessible to a new generation, while Izak's truly lovely portraits will serve both as an introduction to Manhattan, and as a visual tribute for those who already love New York. Ages 4-8. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Children's songs, English -- United States -- Texts.
Songs.
New York (N.Y.) -- Songs and music.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,2005
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Izak.
Language English
Notes "A Byron Preiss book."
Description 1 volume (upaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ;$c4 3/4 in)
ISBN 0439553822 (alk. paper)
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