Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!: Listen to the City (Hardcover)

Listen to the City

By Robert Burleigh, Beppe Giacobbe (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster, 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 award winners Hoops, Lookin' for Bird in the Big City, and Toulouse-Lautrec: The Moulin Rouge and the City of Light. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. Beppe Giacobbe is an acclaimed Italian graphic artist. His portraits for Rizzoli book covers have received many accolades. He is the illustrator of several other children's books. Mr. Giacobbe lives in Milan, Italy.

Praise For Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!: Listen to the City

“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