Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!

Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!

Listen to the City

By Robert Burleigh; Beppe Giacobbe (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781416940524, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2009

Dawn until dusk, the city is alive with sounds, from the TING-ALING- A-LING of an alarm clock in the morning to the BEEEEEP BEEEEP of traffic in the afternoon to the quiet SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH of evening. Noted illustrator Beppe Giacobbe's bright palette and pleasing cityscapes bring the excitement of the city to life in a story that begs to be read aloud again and again.

About the Author
Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including "The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn", illustrated by Barry Blitt; "Night Flight", illustrated by Wendell Minor; and "Black Whiteness", illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop. His many other books include "Hoops"; "StealingHome"; and "Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!" He lives in Michigan.

Beppe Giacobbe is a graduate of the school of Visual Arts in New York City. He lives with his wife and son in Milan, Italy.

Praise For Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!

“In spare, elegant illustrations, the city is seen on many levels – underground, street and elevated – with the boy moving through a forest no less mysterious than the jungle room of Maurice Sendak.” New York Times Book Review


The irresistible cityscapes and playful text will have young urbanites and those anticipating big city sojourns clamoring for repeat visits” —Booklist

“A vivid sliver of city life.” —Kirkus