The City Kid & the Suburb Kid

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The City Kid & the Suburb Kid

By Deb Pilutti; Linda Bleck (Illustrator)

Sterling, Hardcover, 9781402740022, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2008

The grass may seem greener on the other sidebut in the end there's no place like home. That's what two boys discover in this fresh and contemporary version of Aesop's timeless The City Mouse and the Country Mouse. And it's a great value, because the tale is told" twice." When kids are done with one half, they simply flip the book over for a different side of the story
Jack can t wait to spend a week with Adam in the suburbs. No more honking horns No more hot and noisy subways And he does enjoy the tree climbing, fishing, and triple-dipped cones. But soon he starts wondering what's happening with his friends back in the city.
And when it's Adam's turn to visit, he happily leaves behind his annoying sister and lawns that need mowing: hello, skyscrapers, skateboards, and shopping downtown Then, just like Jack, he begins to miss all the familiar things he took for granted.
Deb Pilutti's witty writing emphasizes the similarities in the boys lives, while Linda Bleck's vividly-colored pictures cleverly play up the differences. The result: a book that children will readand loveagain and again.