My City (Hardcover)

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My City shows that even the simplest errand can be full of discovery, if you aren't too busy to notice. Max is on a mission to deliver a letter, and every step of his journey reveals some small wonder: bright colors dancing in a laundromat window, the world mirrored in a puddle, the sky's shifting hues at sunset. Every time I open this book I find something new to marvel at, right alongside Max.

— From Theo


A young boy discovers the excitement and unexpected delight of exploring his city--and so will readers of this vibrant picture book.

Max is asked to mail a letter for his mother. As he walks through his neighborhood in search of a mailbox, he encounters all sorts of interesting things like falling leaves dancing in the wind, skyscrapers towering in the distance, and junk being piled into a garbage truck. All around him adults hurry on their various errands, too busy to appreciate these wondrous details. His walk through the city leads Max to discover that the mailbox is actually right next door to his own house. Children will enjoy following Max on his adventure and seeing things from his perspective as they explore Joanne Liu's colorful celebration of everyday life in a busy city.

About the Author

JOANNE LIU is an illustrator based in Hong Kong. She received a special mention from the 2018 Bologna Ragazzi Books Awards for her previous children's book, My Museum (Prestel).

Praise For…

“Charming details abound, from a subplot involving a lost dog to the white endpapers covered in blue crayonlike scribbles that seem to map Max's rambling path. Max and his mother share the same ruddy complexions. Liu transforms a mundane walk to the mailbox into an exceptionally delightful visual treat.” -Kirkus 

Product Details
ISBN: 9783791373775
ISBN-10: 3791373773
Publisher: Prestel Junior
Publication Date: April 16th, 2019
Pages: 32
Language: English