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April 07, 2020
8.7 X 11.0 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author
Amy Sohn's Brooklyn novels, Prospect Park West and Motherland, were international successes and made her an icon of the New Brooklyn. She is also the author of The Actress, Run Catch Kiss, and My Old Man. A New York City native, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and their dog Luna. Orna Le Pape is a psychotherapist in private practice. She lives in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, with her sons, and with Bailey. Libby VanderPloeg is an illustrator and designer. She grew up in Grand Haven, Michigan, on the edge of the Great Lakes, and since then, she has lived in Grand Rapids, Chicago, Brooklyn, and Stockholm. She has created book covers and editorial illustrations for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Design*Sponge, among others, as well as a line of cards and prints that she sells via her Etsy shop and in stores.
"The off-kilter perspective in the illustrations is enchanting but difficult to describe; if Grandma Moses and Maira Kalman could have a baby, that baby would paint this book. The tone of the story moves flawlessly from genuinely hilarious (the scene where Bailey runs with a metal chair even incorporates sound effects) to bittersweet and mysterious." --Kirkus Reviews "VanderPloeg makes a lively picture book debut with fluid digital illustrations that include a double-spread, block-by-block map of the story's Brooklyn setting; she combines a cosmopolitan aesthetic with a keen reportorial eye, immersing readers in the bustling energy of a close-knit, upscale community." --Publishers Weekly "The splendid illustrations capture contemporary Brooklyn, its fashion, and its diversity. There are charming details on every spread, which include examples of motion and onomatopoeia. A fun way to explore the city and a great opportunity for Brooklyn kids to learn street names and addresses in their neighborhood." --Booklist