All Through My Town
Spring '13 Kids List
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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.
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
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781619635623, 26pp.
Publication Date: February 17, 2015
About the Author
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.