Follow a girl through her day in a busy city as she travels to school and back again in this inviting book that teaches directional concepts like over, under, and through.
Christy Hale has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including four that she also wrote- Todos Iguales/All Equal- Un Corrido de/A Ballad of Lemon Grove, Water Land- Land and Water Forms around the World, The East-West House- Noguchi's Childhood in Japan, and Dreaming Up- A Celebration of Building. An art director, designer, and educator, Hale teaches writing for picture books at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She now lives with her family in Palo Alto, California but spent many years in Brooklyn, NY where this book is set.
Hale's art presents cityscapes from fluctuating perspectives, populated with a diverse cast of pedestrians, passengers, and classmates. Just right for completists and transit enthusiasts . . . A charming, detailed primer for easing children into new routines and spatial phrases. --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
The blend of illustrations and simple text provides a great
teaching tool for prepositions, but this book is so much more.
Celebrating family, community, and the joys of city life through
the eyes of a child, the book succeeds on multiple
levels.--School Library Journal, Starred Review
youngsters will be riveted by the sights and sounds of Hale's city.
Out the Door is a charming read that will prompt readers to
reflect on their own daily rituals.--BookPage The collage
illustrations vary perspective, sometimes showing the travelers
clearly while challenging readers to look for them at other times.
Two subway scenes are particular striking, one of the travelers
waiting from the opposite platform and the other a cutaway of the
train passing below the streets. Kids can use the word patterns of
this easy story to discuss their own experiences.--Kirkus
Reviews Young readers will delight in the textured, colorful images
as an unnamed girl ventures out for the day, going from her front
door, through the neighborhood, onto the train, to school, and back
home again, each step marked by familiar sights for city dwellers,
like subway stations, historic architecture, and skyscraper-filled
panoramas. . . . Hale's love for New York and pleasant memories of
living there shine through in this playful romp through the