Saturday, July 19, 2008

Building Manhattan by Laura Vila

Click here to find this book in the Library Catalog!
Illustrated by Laura Vila

Abstract: Once, a very long time ago, Manhattan wasn't a huge city full of skyscrapers and millions of people. But over time, all kinds of people from all over the world began to build it up.

Viking, 2008


Genie Bishop said...

The illustrations in "Building Manhattan" are breath taking. They are full double page illustrations and nothing is lost in the spine of the book either. The paint was applied thinly so that the texture of the canvas shows thus giving each illustration a neat look. A wide range of visual styles are used too. I just love everything about the illustrations in this picture book. "Building Manhattan" certainly deserves some special recognition.

Kris said...

I thought this book was interesting, and the illustrations are definitely eye-catching. Lots of color and texture. Many of the illustrations have an interesting perspective, I especially like the skyscrapers, I felt dizzy looking up at the sky, just as I would if I were really in Manhattan.

Kayakgirl said...

This book deserves a serious look.
The colors and the dimensions are fantastic.