The illustrations are wonderful, in a muted colour palette and have a busy energy about them...just like New York!
They remind me of two of my hero's, Quentin Blake and Miroslav Sasek ( who also created a book on new York, 'This is New York')
So far I've read this book to Sonny and Skyla and they loved people watching, lots of clever details, this teemed with lots of little facts scattered around the illustrations such as
" The library lions are called PATIENCE and FORTITUDE. They're made of pink marble from Tennessee."
"Only dogs you can carry (not including hot dogs!) are allowed inside Macy's store."
We have a special interest in all things New York. Chris and I went there the year before Lil was born.
We saved up all year to go and flew in December to get the Christmas atmosphere, IT WAS FANTASTIC!
One of the best places I've ever visited.
We planned a busy schedule to fit everything in and got an early morning call not waste much time sleeping. On the last day when we got the call and I jumped out of bed and my legs gave way underneath me and I fell flat onto the floor in a slap stick stylie! Chris couldn't stop laughing!
Anyways, I promised I'd take the kids there for my 40th so we now have a 2 year saving plan. A £1000 savings tube, only £1 & £2 coins are allowed in and paper money, not monopoly! The girls have put tooth fairy monies in, Christmas monies in and sold show tickets (to us) and put on a dance show to Avril Lavine! while the monies went to the New York fund!