City by Numbers

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Viking, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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In the ideal follow-up to his stunning Caldecott Honor book Alphabet City, Stephen T. Johnson turns his talents towards numbers. Wordless spreads featuring impressively photo-realistic paintings of New York City invite readers both young and old to search for the numbers zero through twenty-one hidden in the images. From a sweeping 4 found in the span of an urban bridge to the 13 of a faded crosswalk, this is an intriguing new way to think about numbers and the world around you.

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User Review  - JosephMacAdam - LibraryThing

I did not find this book very helpful. It is suppose to be images taken in a city that somehow have the numbers 1-20 somewhere in the picture. However, some pictures I had to search for a while just ... Read full review

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User Review  - klledet - LibraryThing

Just looking at the pictures, the reader first sees Johnson's painting which depict numbers represented by the natural aspects of the city. Then, when the reader returns to the beginning, more ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Stephen T. Johnson is the creator of such well-known children's books as the "Publishers Weekly" bestseller "My Little Red Toolbox", the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award winner "My Little Yellow Taxi", the Caldecott Honor and "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book of the Year "Alphabet City", and the "New York Times" Best Illustrated and ALA Notable Book "A Is for Art". His drawings and paintings are in numerous private and permanent collections, including the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and a mosaic mural at the DeKalb Avenue subway station in Brooklyn, New York. Johnson and his family live in Lawrence, Kansas. Visit him at

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