City Street Beat (Hardcover)

By Nancy Viau, Barbara Bakos (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807511640, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2014



In City Street Beat, a young girl travels along a city's twisty road on her way to a friend's house. Together, they embark on an adventure, taking in all the city's sights and sounds. They hear the tippy, tappy clack of high heels on the sidewalk; the strumming and drumming of a three-piece band; the flipping and flapping of dancing pigeons; and more. The girls move and groove to the rock-n-roll and razz-ma-tazz of the city's hip-hop beat using all five senses until at last it's time to say good-bye.

About the Author

Nancy Viau is the author of several picture books including Look What I Can Do!, Storm Song and the middle-grade novel Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head. She lives in New Jersey. Barbara Bakos grew up on the edge of Budapest next to a little forest. She enjoys traveling to faraway places to see new things--always with lots of ideas in her head and lots of pens in her pocket. But whenever she's not at home, she misses having her big ginger cat by her side with Johnny Case records playing in the background.