Friday, November 3, 2017

A Perfect Book to Share with Children If You're Planning a Trip to NYC This Holiday Season (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

I shared the other day how my youngest daughter, Bella, is asking to go to NYC for the first time in place of a birthday party this year.  She will be turning 6 next Friday, and is counting down the days until we take the girls into the city for the weekend to see the Rockefeller Center tree, Central Park, Times Square and Empire State Building, to name a few.  And, her list of attractions and must see places is growing thanks to a wonderfully written children's book, "A Walk in New York" by Salvatore Rubbino, which I was sent recently to review from the folks at Candlewick Press.

A Walk in New York
(Available in hardcover or paperback)

Here is more about this well-written and brilliantly illustrated book all about the wondrous sites in NYC...

"New York City — the perfect place for a boy and his dad to spend the day! Follow them on their walk around Manhattan, from Grand Central Terminal to the top of the Empire State Building, from Greenwich Village to the Statue of Liberty, learning lots of facts and trivia along the way. In this unabashed ode to America’s biggest city, Salvatore Rubbino’s fresh, lively paintings and breezy text capture the delight of a young visitor experiencing the wonders of New York firsthand."

Suggested retail price (U.S./CAN): $8.99 / $12.00
isbn-10/isbn-13: 0763695106 /  9780763695101
on sale date: 09/2017
type/format: Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Paperback
age range: 4 yrs - 8 yrs # of pages/size:
40 / 9 3/4" x 11 5/16"
grade range: Preschool - Grade 3


Bella was so excited when she saw this book arrive at our door the other day, that she couldn't wait until bed time to read it.  That evening, we snuggled up on the couch and read the book.  Each and every page was filled with amazing illustrations of all the beautiful and famous landmarks and stops in NYC.  And, if that wasn't enough, each page, or stop on the little boy and his dad's journey into the big city included facts about each location.  For instance, did you know?...

  • The New York Public Library opened in 1911 with a collection of more than 1 million books, including children's books.  And, that 10,000 new books in every week and fill the 88 miles of bookshelves inside.
  • More hot dogs are eaten in New York than anywhere else in the world.
  • Macy's is one of the oldest stores in New York. It opened in 1858.  It was also one of the first stores to have big window displays.
  • Most people in Manhattan live in apartments.  More people live in New York than in any other city in the U.S.
These are just some of the facts you will read as your enjoy with book all about New York.  We will be visiting the city in December once the lights are holiday decorations are up. But, in the meantime, we are having a blast reading this book and admiring the illustrations of New York's famous landmarks and attractions.  My youngest daughter said this book felt like she was coming along for the walk with the little boy and his dad as they explored New York.  And, she said once she gets to NY she will know facts and where certain places are thanks to this wonderful read.

So, if you are planning a trip into the city for the upcoming holidays, or just like wonderfully written children's books that are not only fun to read, but share unique facts about places like this book does, then you will want to check out "A Walk in New York" by Salvatore Rubbino today.  This is one book I know my girls will be enjoying time and again, and will get them excited when you plan future trips into the city.

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. Not planning to go soon but I could see how this book would be nice reading beforehand. Not having been there I think I would even enjoy it since NY is so different than where we are from!
    ellen beck