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Children's Fiction City & Town Life

City Baby

by (author) Laurie Elmquist

illustrated by Ashley Barron

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2021
Category
City & Town Life, Parents, Diversity & Multicultural
  • Board book

    ISBN
    9781459825925
    Publish Date
    May 2021
    List Price
    $10.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459814981
    Publish Date
    May 2021
    List Price
    $13.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to 12
  • Reading age: 0 to 2

Description

“While the spare text is developmentally perfect for children, the illustrations elevate this offering with entrancing collages in a vivid palette. A first purchase for all libraries.”—School Library Journal, starred review

Bustling streets, lively squares and busy restaurants are baby’s playground when they are in the big city. So much to see and do as baby’s stroller navigates the crowded avenues or baby takes a break in a quiet park to blow bubbles and chase pigeons. Ashley Barron’s paper-collage illustrations are a joy to behold, bringing energy and life to this delightful board book. Rhyming verse from Laurie Elmquist takes the reader on a journey through a festive big city.

About the authors

Laurie Elmquist holds an MA in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor in Ontario and has been published in several magazines and anthologies. A teacher at Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia, and online instructor at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Laurie has served as a judge for several competitions, including the Canadian Author’s Association Book Prize. When she’s not writing, Laurie enjoys exploring the beaches of the west coast, from California to Vancouver Island. Beach Baby is her first book. For more information, visit www.laurieelmquist.blogspot.ca.

Laurie Elmquist's profile page

ASHLEY BARRON’s vibrant cut-paper collage illustrations appear in more than twelve picture books, including Chaiwala! by Priti Maheshwari, My City Speaks by Darren Lebeuf (winner of the Schneider Family Book Award), City Baby by Laurie Elmquist (a Bank Street Best Book of the Year) and Pretty Tricky by Etta Kaner (a Kirkus Best Picture Book and an Outstanding Science Trade Book). Ashley lives with her partner and three cats in Toronto, Ontario.

Ashley Barron's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee Best Children's Books of the Year

Editorial Reviews

★ “While the spare text is developmentally perfect for children, the illustrations elevate this offering with entrancing collages in a vivid palette. A first purchase for all libraries.”

School Library Journal, starred review

“Simple text and gorgeous mixed-media paper collage art...An utterly entertaining read-aloud.”

Shelf Awareness

“It will be comforting and familiar for any parent who has enjoyed the extraordinary perspective that a baby brings to ordinary things. Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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