I Live in Brooklyn
I Live in Brooklyn  -     By: Mari Takabayashi
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From days on the stoop, playing hopscotch and watching fireworks from the rooftops, to school field trips into the city, where zoos and museums await. Michelle introduces readers to her favorite places and things to do. Mari Takabayashi's diminutive scenes, busy with cheerful detail, bring the beauty and bustle of New York City to life for children all around the world.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2004
ISBN: 0618308997
ISBN-13: 9780618308996
Ages: 5-8

Publisher's Description

From days on the stoop, playing hopscotch and watching fireworks from the rooftops, to school field trips into the city, where zoos and museums await, Michelle introduces readers to her favorite places and things to do.
Mari Takabayashi’s diminutive scenes, busy with cheerful detail, bring the beauty and bustle of New York City to life for children all around the world.

Author Bio

Mari Takabayashi was born in Tokyo, Japan, and studied at Otsuma Women’s College. She illustrated Flannel Kisses and Marshmallow Kisses and is the author and illustrator of I Live in Brooklyn and I Live in Toyko. She lives with her husband and their two children in New York.

School Library Journal

K-Gr 3-Six-year-old Michelle lives in Brooklyn with her mother, father, and little sister. A map of the U.S. highlights New York State while another one of Brooklyn showcases some neighborhoods as well as its proximity to the other boroughs. A bird's-eye view of the narrator's home reveals rows of attached buildings amid lush greenery. The child tells about her family, her school day, and seasonal activities-trick-or-treating, sledding in Prospect Park, blowing bubbles on the stoop, watching the Fourth of July fireworks from the rooftop, and taking the subway to Coney Island. The book's layout and the appealing, childlike watercolor illustrations are similar to those in Takabayashi's I Live in Tokyo (Houghton, 2001). Set against crisp, white borders, the vibrant folk-art paintings vary in size from quarter-page images to full spreads. However, Michelle visits Central Park, the Museum of Natural History, Fifth Avenue, and the farmer's market in Union Square, and the author neglects to mention that these places are not in Brooklyn. Also, she never really captures the true flavor of the borough. While youngsters may be inspired to write and draw about their own lives after reading this tale, they will learn little about this diverse, historic place.-Barbara Auerbach, New York City Public Schools Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Publisher's Weekly

A year's worth of daily activities fills I Live in Brooklyn by Mari Takabayashi, a companion to I Live in Tokyo. A girl who lives with her family in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens takes readers through her routines (chasing the B75 bus each morning with her mother) and special events, such as trips to the Central Park Zoo and Coney Island, as she lists her favorite urban sights and smells. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Editorial Reviews

"Sunny, beautifully patterned watercolors are full of delightful detail. In a folk-art style, they capture the diversity, bustling moments, and serenity of home sweet home." Booklist, ALA

"Youngsters may be inspired to write and draw about their own lives after reading this tale." School Library Journal

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