Small in the City

bySydney SmithIllustratorSydney Smith

September 1, 2019|
Small in the City by Sydney Smith
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The first picture book that the award-winning Sydney Smith has both written and illustrated is a story about feeling small in the city - and finding your way home.

On a snowy day in a big city, a little boy hops off a streetcar and walks through downtown, between office buildings, through parks and down busy streets. Along the way, he provides helpful tips about which alleys make good shortcuts, which trees to climb and where to find a friendly face. All the while, the boy searches for what he has lost .

The first book that award-winning illustrator Sydney Smith has written tells a story of what it means to get lost in the city, travel the wrong path and get caught in bad weather - and to ultimately find your way back home. His beautiful watercolour illustrations alternate between full spreads and small panels, evoking the sometimes overwhelming cacophony of urban sights and sounds, as well as the quiet moments that make all of us feel less small in the city.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
Explain how specific aspects of a text''s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

Sydney Smith was born in rural Nova Scotia and has been drawing from an early age. Since graduating from NSCAD University, he has illustrated numerous children''s books, including the highly acclaimed wordless picture book Sidewalk Flowers, conceived by Jon Arno Lawson, which won a Governor General''s Award, among many other honours, a...
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Title:Small in the City
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 7.25 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 7.25 X 0.6 in
Published:September 1, 2019
Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781773061986

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