Inside and Out: New York

Inside and Out: New York
Author(s)
Age Range
8+
Release Date
September 09, 2014
ISBN
9780763675202
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See New York unfold in this stunning first title from Inside and Out, a series of double-sided wall charts that open out to more than two and a half feet. Take a stroll past iconic buildings and spot more than eighty objects in a compelling game of search and find. Then flip the chart over to see cutaways that reveal the city behind the scenes.

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Great classroom appeal
(Updated: January 28, 2015)
Overall rating
 
3.7
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
3.0
With great classroom appeal, this first in the Inside & Out series is unique in its enormous format. You can pin it up on the wall, pass it around, or fold it up and shelve it.

The book consists entirely of a large fold-out poster, illustrated on both sides. One side is a wide-angle view of the city, while the other side shows a closer view of a neighborhood. The "reader" is invited to search and find a variety of things (shown on the inside of the back cover), which definitely has appeal to a certain kind of kid.

While the perspective is unique and the book would make a nice addition to a unit on big cities or New York itself, I see the book as having the most use as a model for an elementary-level art class. The illustrations are colorful, bold, bright, and therefore very eye-catching. However, I would have liked to see more information about the artist, what his influences are, and how he did the illustrations.

The verdict: An interesting format that will get kids talking about New York and thinking outside the box about their creative styles.
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