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Thursday 6 September 2018

Review: Mice In The City New York

Famous New York landmarks are the focus of this interesting and beautifully detailed picture book.   

The characters are mice, and they set out to create a fun way of learning about these landmarks in an interactive way. 

There are eight things to discover on every page. These are listed in words and pictures opposite the title page. 

A four-line descriptive verse accompanies each picture. 1,800 mice are illustrated throughout the book.

Among the 14 landmarks to play hide and squeak in, are The Strand Bookstore with its 18 miles of bookshelves, the Empire State Building, Times Square, Grand Central Station, High Line (an old railway track), the Staten Island Ferry, New York Public Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and many others.

This is not a publication for children alone. It is a sharing and having fun experience for adults as well. There will be competing as to whom will find the mystery picture first and this will definitely activate the brain cells in all. The content of the book will awaken in children the desire to research further information and pictures of the actual sites. This in itself lends great value to this publication.

Intricate illustrations of mice and their surroundings are presented in minute detail, and in fantastic and hilarious situations. Prepare to laugh and enjoy yourself, no matter what age you are.

Title: Mice in the City New York
Author/Illustrator: Ami Shin
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, $19.99
Publication Date: March 2018
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 978050051280
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book