Lauren Castillo is the illustrator of several well-loved and well-received pictures books. This is the third book she has both written and illustrated. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland and you can also find her at www.laurencastillo.blogspot.com and follow her on Twitter: @studiocastillo.
*A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book*
Huffington Post Best Picture Book about Family
An NYPL 100 Books for Reading and Sharing
A 100 Scope Notes Top 20 Book of 2014
* "[Nana in the City] deserves a place on the shelf of classic
New York City picture books."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review "Castillo's soft, warmly colored art expresses the child's changing feelings about the city while also depicting the characters' close bond."
--Kirkus "A fine example of how firsthand experience can overcome initial fear."
--School Library Journal
"A rewarding picture book with a vibrant setting."
"The accessible story arc outlines worthwhile messages about
openness to new experiences and changing one's persepctive, all
couched in the security of spending time with a loved one."
--Horn Book Magazine