Hidden City
Hidden City  -     By: Sarah Grace Tuttle
    Illustrated By: Amy Schimler-Safford
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Illustrated By: Amy Schimler-Safford
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers / 2018 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 38
Vendor: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 12.00 X 9.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802854591
ISBN-13: 9780802854599
Ages: 4-8

Publisher's Description

A poetic book highlighting everyday nature

The perfect blend of science and poetry, Hidden City demonstrates that nature can thrive anywhere, even in highly populated areas. In this graceful collection of poems, skyscrapers serve as perches for falcons, streetlights attract an insect buffet for hungry bats, and an overgrown urban lot offers shelter to both flora and fauna. Hidden City also includes engageing supplementary materials, which provide scientific information about the animals and plants featured in the book.

Coupled with beautiful collage illustrations, the poems in Hidden City offer readers the perfect reminder to notice and care about their environment. 

Author Bio


Sarah Grace Tuttle holds degrees in both environmental studies and children's book writing. Hidden City, her debut book, combines her passion for writing and dedication to ecology. She lives in Massachusetts, where she helps facilitate a local conservation group.

Amy Schimler-Safford is a designer and children’s book illustrator. She grew up in Miami, a city full of all kinds of unique plants and animals. She now lives in a wooded area in Georgia, where she frequently sees woodpeckers, beavers, herons, and deer. Visit her website at www.amyschimler.com.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
"Paired with Schimler-Safford's breathtaking digital collages, Tuttle's 28 free-verse poems and engaging end notes center on representatives from the plant, animal, and insect kingdoms commonly found in North American urban and suburban settings. . . . This celebration of urban wildlife subtly informs as it delights."

Booklist
"Bright collage illustrations capture the frenetic energy of city life, offering up levels of detail that will entertain kids through repeated readings. . . . An exuberant, early-STEM romp that celebrates the environment."

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Twenty-eight free-verse poems treat the often underappreciated flora and fauna of cities. . . . Short-lined verse cleverly employs sound effects, repetition, and pattern to add interest. . . . Digital collage illustrations turn the poems into luminous slices of beauty."

School Library Journal
"This enjoyable collection introduces a wide variety of urban wildlife in an accessible way."

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