Book of the Week: Symphony City

November 21, 2011

Do you like music? Do you like color? Then add Symphony City to your wishlist right away. It is wonderful! It’s Amy Martin’s first children’s book (she’s both the author and illustrator), and I’d say it’s a tremendous debut.

The story follows a little girl, lost in a big city, who finds her way home by following the music she hears. The plot will move you along, but the pictures will make you want to stop and study every page.

Extra fun: the dust jacket unfolds into a neato poster!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tricia November 21, 2011 at 9:54 am

Wow-can’t wait to check this one out in person!


2 Design Mom November 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

I’m sure you will love it, Tricia. It’s stunning!


3 Corrie Anne November 21, 2011 at 10:03 am

That sounds like MY KIND OF BOOK. Definitely going to be gifted to niece or nephew this year! :)


4 Design Mom November 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

It would be such a great gift!


5 molly November 21, 2011 at 10:31 am

Reminds me a bit of the book Yellow Umbrella (Dong Il Sheen, Jae-So Liu) just from these couple of images (yellow!) and the fact that it incorporates music — is there actually a CD with it or just through the writing there is music? Thanks for sharing!


6 Cortnie November 21, 2011 at 10:47 am

I also look forward to your childrens books recomendations!



7 Amanda November 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm

The illustrations are beautiful! I adore the colours!


8 Tanya D November 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I always love your book recommendations. A request – we’re going to Paris in the spring, bringing our 7 and 4yr old children. I want to prep them to enjoy the art museums. Any suggestions on children’s books that introduce artists or art concepts, especially anything connected to art we might see at Musee d’Orsay or Louvre? Thanks.


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