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Small in the City

by Sydney Smith

tagged: city & town life, friendship, pets
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list price: $16.95
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published: Sep 2019
pages: 40
ISBN:9781773061993
publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Description

The first picture book that the award-winning Sydney Smith has both written and illustrated is a story about feeling small in the city — and finding your way home.

On a snowy day in a big city, a little boy hops off a streetcar and walks through downtown, between office buildings, through parks and down busy streets. Along the way, he provides helpful tips about which alleys make good shortcuts, which trees to climb and where to find a friendly face. All the while, the boy searches for what he has lost …

The first book that award-winning illustrator Sydney Smith has written tells a story of what it means to get lost in the city, travel the wrong path and get caught in bad weather — and to ultimately find your way back home. His beautiful watercolour illustrations alternate between full spreads and small panels, evoking the sometimes overwhelming cacophony of urban sights and sounds, as well as the quiet moments that make all of us feel less small in the city.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

 

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
k to 2
Awards
  • Winner, CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
  • Winner, Sheila Barry Best Canadian Picture Book of the Year
  • Winner, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
  • , Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award
  • Winner, Ezra Jack Keats Award
  • Winner, Atlantic Book Award — Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence in Illustration
  • Commended, NPR's Best Books
  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award, Young People's Literature - Illustrated Books
  • Commended, Globe 100 List
  • Commended, New York Times 25 Best Children's Books of 2019
  • Commended, School Library Journal Best Picture Books
  • Commended, Kirkus Best Picture Books
  • Commended, Horn Book's Fanfare List

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