All Through My Town
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
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Bread is baking
School bus honks its horn
Who are the people in your neighborhood? Perfect for the pre-K set, this adorable rhyming text takes a walking tour of your community. The fresh modern art of Leo Timmers features hidden details and a perennial theme reminiscent of Richard Scarry. Little ones will beg to re-read again as they discover the characters who repeat throughout the art in this sweet and vibrant story.
Jean Reidy is also the author of Too Purpley, Too Pickley, and Too Princessy. She's been told that a naughty little kid lurks somewhere inside her-and she takes that as a compliment. She lives in Colorado with her husband and four children. www.jeanreidy.com
Leo Timmers has written and illustrated several books for children including Who is Driving? and the award-winning Happy with Me. He lives in Belgium with his wife and daughter. www.leotimmers.com
Richard Scarry has some competition in this effort, which follows a toddler-age bunny and his mother around town on their errands. Neatly encapsulates the three-ring circus that is a little tyke's world and gives children an opportunity to practice all kinds of skills.
With spreads jam-packed with detail and event . . . it's an undeniable feast for the eyes.
This spirited picture book is as much fun to browse through as it is to read, and it could spark classroom discussions about neighborhoods and community workers.
Classic and contemporary feeling, this echoes both Golden Books and Richard Scarry . . . The scenes could be interpreted as set anywhere from Manhattan to Meadow Lakes, Alaska, thereby making this relatable to a wide range of youngsters.