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City shapes

by Murray, Diana,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 40 Libraries 44 of 56 copies
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Summary
Hunt for shapes of all kinds on this journey through a bustling city, illustrated by four-time Caldecott Honoree Bryan Collier!

From shimmering skyscrapers to fluttering kites to twinkling stars high in the sky, everyday scenes become extraordinary as a young girl walks through her neighborhood noticing exciting new shapes at every turn. Far more than a simple concept book, City Shapes is an explosion of life. Diana Murray's richly crafted yet playful verse encourages readers to discover shapes in the most surprising places, and Bryan Collier's dynamic collages add even more layers to each scene in this ode to city living.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this homage to city life and the powers of observation, a young African American girl tours her neighborhood, noting the shapes she encounters, while a soaring pigeon examines the same area from an aerial perspective. Murray's rhyming couplets introduce squares, rectangles, triangles, circles, ovals, diamonds, and stars, finding examples in packages, skyscrapers, flags, wheels, drum heads, kites, and twinkling lights. Collier's sumptuous watercolor and collage illustrations depict New York City from multiple vantage points and perspectives in photorealistic close-ups of street vendors and their wares, abstract scenes emphasizing particular shapes, aerial and cutaway views representing multiple levels, and kaleidoscopic scenes that merge near and far. Some of the shapes jump out from the page, while others will require some searching. The rhyming text makes this suitable for story hours, but searching for the less obvious shapes will intrigue one-on-one viewers, as well. Pair with Kelly Bingham's Circle, Square, Moose (2014) or Joyce Hesselberth's Shape Shift (2016), additional shapely tales.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Newcomer Murray's upbeat verses about finding shapes in the city get an extra shot of energy from Caldecott Honoree Collier's (Trombone Shorty) artwork. On the jacket, he paints a girl with brown skin and hair bound up in a ribbon, who looks at readers through a kaleidoscope. "The city is bursting with shapes of each kind./ And if you look closely, who knows what you'll find!" writes Murray as the book begins. Collier's watercolor-and-collage spreads are filled with incident: pedestrians stride by, flags wave, bubbles float, and taxis speed through intersections, with squares, rectangles, and other shapes sometimes highlighted in filmy white. (A minor quibble: the shapes aren't always clearly matched to text, as when a scarf in the section about rectangles is folded like a triangle, or a rectangular subway-car window is pictured with verse about squares.) Collier doesn't just create the girl who does the shape finding; he gives readers a chance to get to know her. As she peers out a window with her kaleidoscope, she almost seems close enough to touch. Ages 3-6. Author's agent: Brianne Johnson, Writers House. Illustrator's agent: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt Agency. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Shapes -- Juvenile fiction.
City and town life -- Juvenile fiction.
Pigeons -- Juvenile fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Shape -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Pigeons -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First edition.
Contributors Collier, Bryan, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780316370929
0316370924
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