All Through My Town (Hardcover)

By Jean Reidy, Leo Timmers (Illustrator)

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781599907857, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2013

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Spring '13 Kids List

“This adorable trip around town will be a big hit with any toddler who has ever been a passenger alongside a busy grownup with errands to run. With fun-packed illustrations for little ones to look at again and again and a surprise ending that causes instant giggles, this book definitely earns a spot on the 'favorites' shelf.”
— Jeanne Snyder, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
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Description

Rising, waking
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.



About the Author

Author Jean Reidy's been told that a naughty little kid lurks somewhere inside her - and she takes that as a high compliment. She writes from her home in Greenwood Village, Colorado where she lives with her husband, Mike. She has four children and hoards of nieces and nephews who provide her endless inspiration. Too Purpley! was her first picture book, and this is her second. Please visit her at www.jeanreidy.com.

Leo Timmers has written and illustrated several books for children, including Happy with Me, which was awarded the Bookfeather Prize for Best Upcoming Talent. His books have been published in Korea, Brazil, Spain, Denmark, France, the United States and Sweden. Leo lives in Brussels, Belgium with his wife Gina and their daughter Luna.


Praise For All Through My Town

“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.” —Kirkus Reviews

“With spreads jam-packed with detail and event . . . it's an undeniable feast for the eyes.” —Publishers Weekly

“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.” —School Library Journal

“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.” —Booklist