Spring stroll in the city
What do I see?
One giant shamrock.
Two kites in a tree.
Take a stroll through the city in springtime and experience the sights, sounds, colors, and smells of the multitude of different holidays we celebrate this season. From St. Patrick’s Day and Easter to Nowruz and Cinco de Mayo, 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.
"Warm, alive, magical, and inviting. Enter this celebration of spring, and the illustrations will transport you to possibility, hope, and joy."
—Rabbi Yael Romer, DD, Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley
"A dazzling resource to begin a multicultural dialogue between young children and their caregivers. Fishman and Hall are a winning team."
—Warren Umansky, PhD, child and adolescent counselor and author
"The delightful A Spring Stroll in the City captures the golden mind of young readers through a celebration of the diversity of humanity while also sharing valuable information."
—Dr. Aman Kay, author, poet, and professor at Georgia Military College
"Hooray for A Spring Stroll in the City, the second in this series of simple, inclusive stories that walk our youngest readers through the seasons in a spirit of joy and discovery."
—Laura McGee Kvasnosky, children's author and illustrator