Taxi: A Book of City Words

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 1, 1990 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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The reader is introduced to such typical city words as "theater,""museum," "office building," and "train station" as a taxi travels through a hectic workday in and around the city.

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This is a good book for children in kindergarten. The book uses the yellow taxi cab as way to show the children what is in a city and what goes on in a city. The book teaches children words such as ... Read full review

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Betsy Maestro was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1944. She received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a master's degree in elementary guidance from Southern Connecticut State College. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a kindergarten and first grade teacher for eleven years. During that time she became aware of the need for imaginative nonfiction to spark children's interests. She has been creating books with her husband Giulio since 1974. She writes and he does the illustrating. They are best known for their nonfiction titles which include the American Story series. Together, they have produced over ninety titles. Her other works include How Do Apples Grow? and Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Illustrator Giulio Maestro graduated from Cooper Union in New York City with a bachelor's degree in fine arts. He worked in advertising before becoming an illustrator. He has been creating nonfiction books with his wife, Betsy since 1974. She writes and he does the illustrating. Together, they have produced over one ninety titles but he has illustrated over one hundred titles. In addition to illustrating, he has also written stories and riddle books. Their titles include the American Story series which focuses on historical events in United States history. His illustrations have been exhibited by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the New York Society of Illustrators, and the Art Director's Club of New York. Titles done in collaboration with his wife have been chosen as Notable Books by the American Library Association and as Pick of the Lists by the American Booksellers Association.

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