Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Good Night New York City

Good Night New York City
by Adam Gamble and Joe Veno

What it's about:
This board book is part of the "Good Night Our World" series. In this story, the reader says "Good morning," "Good afternoon," and "Good night" to a variety of New York City landmarks. Other books in the series focus on places like Atlanta, Boston, and California.

Why we like it:
My son received this book as a gift from his grandmother who lives in New York. We started reading it to him at a very young age, and he still loves it at least a year later. The story is simple and the illustrations are intricate without appearing too busy. My son likes to point out various details from each picture as we turn the pages. I continue to enjoy the book for the same reason. The illustrations give us something new to talk about every time we read it. When my son gets a little older, we hope to go on family adventures to each of the landmarks we've learned about from this story.

Suggested Age Range:
We started reading this book to my son when he was about 6 months old. At that age, he was entertained by simply looking at the brightly colored pictures of places and people. As he got older, he started to pick out certain details in the pictures and began anticipating things I typically showed him. I'm convinced that he learned what the Statue of Liberty and the American flag look like from this book. He still loves reading it at age 18+ months, and I think he'll continue to enjoy it until he reaches kindergarten age.

Additional Information:
Copyright 2006
Our World of Books
ISBN 0-9777979-3-7

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