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Jacob Lawrence in the City

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  30 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Busy city! Beep, beep, beep!

Jacob Lawrence's exuberant artwork guides readers through a bustling city, complete with builders rat-a-tatting and children playing in the streets. With rhythmic text and 11 iconic paintings, this book is both an introduction to an influential artist and a celebration of city life.
Board Book, 24 pages
Published April 8th 2009 by Chronicle Books
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Garren
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
A board book that ties together some of Jacob Lawrence's paintings with a series of light verses about a kid's exuberance about city life. It kinda works. The style of the verses don't hang that well together, but will do. I'm not a big believer in using famous visual art in children's materials, Little Einstein's style. Lawrence's paintings are great, but they're a bit busy in a messy way for children's materials. The actions of the people are not as readily apparent as they usually are in chil ...more
Caitlinleah
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
The artwork is great, and I think mostly well chosen for urban babies. I had a really hard time reading it, I feel like the rhythm changes every page and it can’t decide if it wants to rhyme or not. Baby books should pick something- label nouns, or onomatopoeia, or counting, or rhyming plot, and do it well. This could have been so much better which slightly different text.
Sunny
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, poc-mc, history
I love Jacob Lawrence's artwork and enjoyed this board book that combines his art with lively text that takes you through life in a city with all its people and rhythms.
Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: baby
Artwork is phenomenal and takes us through the city as the story tells us of the city's beat.
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Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of more than forty-five books for young people, including Andy Warhol: Pop Art Painter; The Yellow House: Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side; and Edward Hopper: Painter of Light and Shadow. A long-time instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers Program, Susan Goldman Rubin lives in Malibu, California.