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In Lucia's Neighborhood

In Lucia s Neighborhood This beautiful thought provoking picture book about a little girl s observations of her community has been adapted by the award winning author illustrator team of Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek from th

  • Title: In Lucia's Neighborhood
  • Author: Pat Shewchuk Marek Colek
  • ISBN: 9781554534203
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This beautiful, thought provoking picture book about a little girl s observations of her community has been adapted by the award winning author illustrator team of Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek from their animated short film, Montrose Avenue Inspired by the work of urban studies writer and activist Jane Jacobs, seven year old Lucia takes readers on a daylong tour of her owThis beautiful, thought provoking picture book about a little girl s observations of her community has been adapted by the award winning author illustrator team of Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek from their animated short film, Montrose Avenue Inspired by the work of urban studies writer and activist Jane Jacobs, seven year old Lucia takes readers on a daylong tour of her own bustling city neighborhood, commenting on all the people and their activities that she encounters along the way Intergenerational and multicultural, her busy neighbors are seen going to school, tending their gardens, opening their shops, practicing Tai Chi and visiting with each other on their porches Lucia also shares her excitement about celebrating the Portuguese cultural festival of Senhor Da Pedra, which involves decorating the street and hosting a parade The book s bright, gorgeous illustrations provide a detail filled urban backdrop to Lucia s explanations and bring them fully to life for small children This book can serve a dual purpose in the classroom as both a terrific read aloud and a resource for information The content aligns perfectly with the elementary social studies curriculum and would invite all kinds of classroom discussions about who and what make up a community It also provides terrific, potential assignment ideas for students to pay attention to what surrounds them where they live, play and go to school they would likely notice many things for the first time The inclusion of the Senhor Da Pedra festival offers a terrific tie in to a unit on celebrations of all kinds.

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    1. Ah, Kids Can. You are quite reliable. This book starts with a lovely quote from neighborhoodologist Jane Jacobs and goes into a simple and sweet discussion of an average day in a neighborhood. People wake up, go to work and school, greet each other as they pass, come home for lunch, come home for dinner, hang out outside, go shopping, go to bed, with a few stragglers sitting on their porches till the later hours. It was a nice and universal example of a healthy, flourishing neighborhood, with eq [...]


    2. Book Description:"Inspired by urban visionary Jane Jacobs, seven-year-old Lucia takes the reader through a day in her neighborhood and celebrates the people and places that make it feel like home. A great starting point for discussions on cities, this book will encourage readers to stop and smell the urban roses."This children’s book was a good start book for preschool, kindergarten or first grade classrooms about daily life in neighborhoods and communities. The storyline flowed nicely. During [...]


    3. I was sent this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed In Lucia's Neighborhood as I thought the story is good for young children and children during their first year at school, it identify different people in the community. We see the post man and Lucia knows when she see's certain people she knows what comes next such as time to go to bed. I also feel story is excellent to talk about different cultures and this is covered very well in the story. Children are also able to [...]


    4. My thoughts: Diversity, culture, all celebrated in this story as Lucia takes the reader on a tour of her neighborhood. In addition to children getting introduced to urban visionary Jane Jacobs, this book, with its bright, eye-popping illustrations, and simple descriptions of the neighborhood will help children rediscover where they live, no matter where it is.My kids' thoughts: Loved the colors; told from a kid's perspective; this is something I would write in my journal, so makes it easy for me [...]


    5. Seven-year-old Lucia savors the joys of her neighborhood with her grandmother and mother. As they pay attention to everyone going about their business on their way to work, to school or to the park, they also recognize the routines kept by others and notice neighbors buying flowers, going to the market, sitting on thir porches. Lucia takes readers through a day in the neighborhood's ballet, reminding readers of the attractions of city living. The digital artwork is just as colorful as all the ho [...]


    6. I won’t lie. I ordered this book right off the bat when I read that seven-year-old-Lucia was learning about Jane Jacobs. I should have read the title. It’s not blatantly about Jane; it’s about Lucia. This book, however, elucidates the type of neighbourhood that Jane would advocate. From an early morning walk through the park, to the opening of the corner shops all the way through evening night markets, Lucia narrates the life of the people in her neighbourhood. It's an ok book but obviousl [...]


    7. While I couldn't relate to everything happening because it was so lovely and didn't seem very realistic--what an idealized neighborhood! seriously, kids get to come home for lunch; the yards are all beautiful; the markets are within walking distance, as is a park; and everyone is lovely to everyone else--it evoked a strong feeling of "I wish it would happen to me." Who knows? Maybe their are really neighborhoods like this? Lovely illustrations with a great message about community.


    8. Lucia guides the reader through a day in her ethnically concentrated neighborhood. Many people of Portuguese descent live there and share celebrations together. Lucia mentions some things fairly specific to her neighborhood, yet children everywhere can relate to the type of life in Lucia's street. A cute story, but not overwhelmingly so. The illustrations worked okay with the text, but the flat images from digital renderings are not my favorite.


    9. This is a simple story that shows Lucia´s neighborhood. The daily routines, the rithm of the day, the shops, the kids playing, the little details that make our lives. May be it´s too simple, but this book would be great to start talking with kinder children about cities. The illustrations are just lovely!


    10. This is the story of a day in Lucia’s neighborhood. There are a lot of Portuguese immigrants, so the things that are done have to do with Portuguese culture. Otherwise, it’s a shorter book with nice pictures, but would only be good one-on-one.


    11. I read this with my five and three year old and both enjoyed it. We recently moved to Brooklyn and "Lucia's" neighborhood seems like it could be right her in BK! I love the introduction to Jane Jacobs, the unique illustrations, and the culture and community represented. Such a great book!


    12. I love these stories and they provide a great lesson for a teacher of diverse students. I was given an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This book cover is on my Pinterest board and my blog, Michelle Dragalin’s Journey.


    13. Wordy picture book of a little girl and her grandmother in a diverse and bustling urban neighborhood. Very straightforward. Subdued full-color full-bleed digital illustrations feature lots of green, brown and blue.


    14. **** Many thanks to Kids Can Press and NetGalley for allowing me access to this book ****I enjoyed reading this with my girls. It was fun to see all the things that go on in a neighborhood that we don't always notice with our busy lives.







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