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New York, Baby!
by Ward Jenkins (Goodreads Author)
Two babies go on two big-city adventures, and there are so many exciting sights to see! In New York, Baby!, Times Square, Broadway, Central Park, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art number among the top destinations; while in San Francisco, Baby!, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman s Wharf, and Alcatraz are some of the main attractions. Rhyming text and charming illustration ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published April 25th 2012 by Chronicle Books
(first published April 13th 2012)
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As in the case of San Francisco, Baby!, this appealing book provides a child's point of view on the delights of a city way across the continent, New York City. As his (presumably) mother strolls him about the city, he noshes on a bagel, a sandwich, and ice cream amid the urban whirl. The two visit the Metropolitan Museum, play in City Park, catch a matinee on Broadway, and head to the top of the Empire State Building. The smiles on the faces of the mother and son as they enjoy the hectic pace of ...more
Having never been to NYC I can't say how accurate this is but it seems to mostly hit the spots everyone knows about. Just seemed like it could be stereotypical, but then maybe lots of New Yorkers do really have bagels for breakfast and go to the Empire State Building. Would have like to see more things people who live there might do every day. Still, it's cute and has a nice rhyme so could be fun to prep kids for a trip.