Small in the City

Small in the City

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It can be a little scary to be small in a big city, but this child has some good advice for a very special friend in need.

Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award for Writer!
A New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book of the Year
An ALA Notable Children's Book
A Capitol Choices Noteworthy Title

It can be a little scary to be small in a big city, but it helps to know you're not alone.

When you're small in the city, people don't see you, and loud sounds can scare you, and knowing what to do is sometimes hard. But this little kid knows what it's like, and knows the neighborhood. And a little friendly advice can go a long way.

Alleys can be good shortcuts, but some are too dark.

Or, there are lots of good hiding places in the city, like under a mulberry bush or up a walnut tree.

And, if the city gets to be too much, you're always welcome home, where it's safe and quiet.

In the first book that he has both written and illustrated, award-winning artist Sydney Smith spins a quiet, contemplative tale about seeing a big world through little eyes.

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award

A New York Times Best Children's Book of 2019
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of the Year
An NPR Best Kids Book of the Year
A Washington Post Best Children's Book of the Year
A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Best Picture Book of the Year

Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal , the Horn Book , Shelf Awareness , and many more!
A 2019 Booklist Editors' Choice
A BCCB Blue Ribbon Boo k
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, 2019
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780823442614
0823442616
Branch Call Number: j P ANIMALS SMITH S
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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FlaquitaRD
Oct 10, 2020

I loved this picture book. The illustrations were captivating, the story simple and interesting, and the ending held a surprise.

DPLjosie Dec 19, 2019

Well that was heartbreaking. And beautiful.

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selfishgiant
Dec 13, 2019

Globe 100 2019 Picture book. Warm and gentle text exquisitely enhanced by deceptive illustrations.

PimaLib_JeanSC Nov 13, 2019

A children's picture book that tugs at the heartstrings of adults is a very special thing. With warm illustrations and lyrical text, Small in the City explores big emotions of loss, love and hope in this story of a child's search for a missing pet.

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Audrey_1974
Nov 06, 2019

Named by The New York Times Book Review as one of the Best Illustrated Children’s Books for the year.

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