Set amidst the hustle and bustle of a big city, this vocabulary-building story follows a busy taxi on its daily rounds while introducing children to such words as pier and skyscraper
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Giulio Maestro is an author and artist who has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers, including Marvin Terban's GUPPIES IN TUXEDOS: FUNNY EPONYMS and IT FIGURES! FUN FIGURES OF SPEECH. He lives with his wife, Betsy, in Old Lyme, Connecticut.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-- Here's a day's tour of a large city by taxi recounted with a kind of textbook plainness. The yellow taxi is an unremarkable machine with an anonymous driver, but it provides the dramatic link that holds this list of city words together. The urban landscape is the real protagonist of the book, and its rhythms are shown very well. Full-color drawings illustrate the taxi's work day and its many stops--theater, department store, hospital, and so on. An entire page is devoted to each concept. These city words are helpfully printed in bold face type in the context of a sentence, but they are not defined. However, almost all of the words will be familiar to young readers, and one or two subtleties such as the difference between street and avenue are not terribly important. Young city kids and their country cousins will sense the movement and bustle of a metropolis on these pages. One can almost hear the noisy honking of horns. Beginning readers whose native language is not English will like it, also, for its two lines of text on each page and its directness and simplicity. --Anna Biagioni Hart, Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria, Va.
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Book Description Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval. School & Library Binding. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2804862021