Winter walk in the city.
What do I see?
One glowing menorah.
Two bells on a tree.
Take a walk through the city in winter and experience the sights, sounds, colors, and smells of the multitude of different holidays we celebrate this season. From Hanukkah and Christmas to Mawlid al-Nabi and Chinese New Year, everyone has a reason to celebrate. With simple rhymes, a counting pattern, and stunning papercraft art reminiscent of Ezra Jack Keats, this diverse board book is the perfect introduction to the cultural melting pot that makes the city so special.
About the Author
A graduate of Lesley College and the University of Vermont, Cathy taught in an elementary school, directed a daycare center, and owned a children's bookstore. In addition to writing, Cathy teaches at Georgia Military College in Augusta, Georgia, and works part-time at the Augusta Jewish Federation.
Melanie Hall has illustrated over 45 children’s books and teaches children’s book illustration in the MFA program “Get Your Masters with the Masters” at Marywood University in Pennsylvania and the Highlights Foundation. Her work has received numerous awards, including Parents' Choice, and has been exhibited in The Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators.
"With multiple nods to the work of Ezra Jack Keats, this charming holiday-themed counting book is a good choice for displays and programming, especially where non-Christmas choices are in need."
–Shelley M. Diaz, School Library Journal
"Little children will love this book! It's a happy walk with lots of numbers and colors—so much to see and count!”
—Sister Cor Immaculatum Heffernan, IHM, MFA, Professor Emerita, Marywood University
"Superb book for young children. The simple text and illustrations do a marvelous job of sharing the concepts of joy and celebration among diverse groups. Highly recommended."
—the Reverend Dr. J. Andrew Menger
"Ahh! How about A Winter Walk in the City? This absolutely splendid book delivers with quiet elegance the joy of a crisp winter's stroll that turns a walk through city streets into a whimsical romp of ethereal recherché. An absolute joy of a book!"
—Floyd Cooper, award-winning illustrator
"What better way for children to enjoy the holiday season than a walk through the city? Fishman's lyrical poetry and Hall's delightful illustrations combine for a magical experience for young and old alike."
—Steven Brower, director of "Get Your Masters with the Masters" MFA Program at Marywood University