Small in the City
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. That makes for some pretty good advice for a small feline friend.
Like, 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 is too loud and scary, a small cat can always just go back home, where it's safe and quiet.
Full-color illustrations were created using ink, watercolor, and a bit of gouache.
JLG Release: Oct 2019
Awards & Honors
NYT/NYPL Best Illustrated Children’s Books- 2019
2019 Governor General's Literary Award Winner
Kirkus Best Books - 2019
Publishers Weekly Best Books - 2019
SLJ Best Books - 2019
Horn Book Fanfare - 2019
NPR’s Book Concierge - 2019
Bulletin Blue Ribbons - 2019
Ezra Jack Keats Award Writer Winner 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books*, Booklist*, The Horn Book Magazine*, Kirkus Reviews*
School Library Journal
7" x 11"
Level 2.3; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 2.1; Points: 1;