Wake Up, City by Susan Verlander

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Alarms ring, birds sing. Traffic cops twirl, street sweepers swirl! It's morning in the city! This colorful picture book brings the sounds, sights and rhythms of the busy city to life. Its zingy text and zippy pictures make it perfect for very young children as well as for children beginning to read on their own.

Awards and honors for Wake Up, City:
Bank Street College, Best Books of the Year


About Susan Verlander

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Susan Verlander is a graduate of The School of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. She has been a graphic designer for the last 20 years. She currently lives in Northern California.
Published March 18, 2004 by Chronicle Books. 28 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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If Margaret Wise Brown and Leonard Weisgard had illustration software for the Noisy Books, they might have created these two volumes. Verlander's twin debuts include oversize, emotive typograph

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Goodnight opens with the chattery endpapers in yellow, moves to a dinner bell's "ding ding ding" and pictures scenes from a farmhouse at sundown: "bats squeak/ porch swings creak/ .../ dreams appear/ nighttime is here!"

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