Chronicle Books

$16.99

If You Were a City

Kyo Maclear ; Francesca Sanna
A colorful celebration of cities and the people living in them. Just like people, there are so many ways a city can be. And this lively picture book explores all of them. From quiet and dreamy to bright and buzzing, the magnificent diver...
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"[If You Were a City is] a joyful and thoughtful exploration of the world and its communities, threaded with hope for the future."
—Kirkus Reviews

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A colorful celebration of cities and the people living in them.

Just like people, there are so many ways a city can be. And this lively picture book explores all of them. From quiet and dreamy to bright and buzzing, the magnificent diversity of our world is celebrated by connecting the uniqueness of its places with the people who live in them. Wild, gritty, bookish, or sheltering—if you were a city, how would YOU be? 

CELEBRATING CITIES AND PEOPLE: Vivid illustrations introduce readers to cities and their citizens across the globe.

A FUN READ-ALOUD: Kyo Maclear is an acclaimed writer for all ages. Her lively text is perfect for reading aloud both at home and at school.

A FRESH WAY TO THINK ABOUT OURSELVES:  Sometimes it can be hard to come up with the right words to describe who we are and how we feel. This thought-provoking book gives readers a new way to think about themselves and to express their identities.

Perfect for:

  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Gift-givers
  • Educators
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 11 x 9 h
Age Range: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: 10/18/2022
ISBN: 9781452155197
10/18/2022

"[If You Were a City is] a joyful and thoughtful exploration of the world and its communities, threaded with hope for the future."
—Kirkus Reviews

“Full-page vibrant illustrations will draw readers in to explore similarities and differences between the cities portrayed and, perhaps, the cities they have experienced …. readers are encouraged to consider what traits of a city they find most important through the rhythmic and soothing text.” 
—School Library Journal

“It’s a dreamy look at individuality and imagination that centers intriguing visual juxtapositions.”
—Publishers Weekly