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Nov212008

nyc #5

I'm a graphic designer, so I love letterforms.. especially the beautiful ones you see around the city on old store awnings, hand painted on brick walls, carefully pieced in subway tile, or 4 feet high in neon.

ABC NYC by Joanne Dugan is a new take on the classic alphabet book, as a mother walks the city with her children. Here are a few of my favorite spreads:

A is for Atlas. (from Rockefeller Center at East 50th Street)

L is for Lighthouse. (it lives under the George Washington Bridge)

Y is for Yarmulke. (This one might be my favorite!)

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Reader Comments (7)

Love this book! Y is my favorite of the ones you pictured, too. We often play a game in the car on the way to school - think of everything we can that starts with a particular letter. I think I'll start trying to add city-specific things.

11.21.2008 | Unregistered CommenterLecia

i gotta get this one, for sure. i love it!

11.21.2008 | Unregistered Commentersara

I like the lighthouse one. I remember when you and JR went there and took pictures and sent them to me. I still have and love them!

11.21.2008 | Unregistered CommenterChloe

I'm so enjoying your book postings. Always happy to meet another fan of great children's literature. Hope you and the family are all well.
Love, Lisa

11.21.2008 | Unregistered CommenterLIsa Stephens

oh, yay! this will be joining our collection soon. i love few things more than great alphabet books.

and, its freezing here today. be glad you're warm.

11.21.2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

Hi Brooke! So nice to find you again. Your blog is wonderful, with all my favorite books. Hope all is well with you. Asya.

11.22.2008 | Unregistered Commenterasya

I am loving your book posts. Is that lighthouse the same one we meet in "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge?" Oh how my son and I enjoy that book!

11.22.2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

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