Inside and Out: New York
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.