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By BklynKalliopiM on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:13:46
Beautiful, Keats-like illustrations make this story come to life. Special attention is paid to city life, and CJ's grandmother is a wise, beauty-finding guide. I love the bus ride sequence in this story; de la Pena is able to bring to life the best of city living through his gentle storytelling voice and these outstanding illustrations. Ideal as a read together for ages 6 and up.
★★★★★ Good choice
By Patron74661 on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:48:03
At first I thought this was an odd choice for the Newbery Medal, but the Newbery Medal means excellence in children's literature, not only chapter books. So it is a good choice for the Newberry Medal, because it is an excellent children's book. The lesson is good. The illustrations are colorful and wonderful.