The Other Side of Town by Jon Agee

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Jon Agee at his best--goofy story, bravura pictures!

In the middle of busy New York City, a cabdriver picks up a tiny guy in a goofy suit who wants to go to the other side of town. The other side of town, it turns out, is not in Brooklyn or Queens. It’s a zany, pink-and-green world where things look very familiar but are completely different.

Now, it’s one thing to go there, but how on earth do you ever get back?
 

About Jon Agee

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Jon Agee is the author and illustrator of a dozen highly acclaimed picture books, among them MILO'S HAT TRICK, TERRIFIC, and NOTHING (all ALA Notables), as well as eight books of wordplay, including MR. PUTNEY'S QUACKING DOG and GO HANG A SALAMI! I'M A LASAGNA HOG!
 
Published November 1, 2012 by Michael di Capua Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books.

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Fortunately, getting back entails little more than a quick trip over the undulating Snooklyn Bridge to…Times Square!—though signs of leakage between the realities follow when dinner that night turns out to be “tweet loaf, with bravy.” Agee illustrates his sparely told tale with large cartoon scen...

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The New York Times

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Jon Agee and Oliver Jeffers embrace the absurd in two new picture books.

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The New York Times

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Jon Agee and Oliver Jeffers embrace the absurd in two new picture books.

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Publishers Weekly

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After picking up a rotund mustachioed man in a head-to-toe green jumpsuit and pink briefcase, a seen-it-all New York City cabbie takes his fare to “the other side of town.” There, amid the hustle and bustle of Schmeeker Street, folks root for the Spankees and commute via the swoopy, bubblegum...

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