Review: Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo

Nana in the City, written and illustrated by Lauren Castillo is a 2015 Caldecott honor book. It tells the story of a little boy who goes to visit his grandmother in the big city. He is afraid of the noise and crowds and scary things in the city tell his grandmother makes him  a special cake to wear on their walk. Then the little boy feels brave and comes to love the bustle and energy of the city.

“Castillo examines childhood anxiety and The crucial love of grandparents with sensitivity, well her portraits of the city’s challenges are honest and affectionate. It deserves a place on the Shelf of classic New York City picture books.” ~Publishers Weekly


Clarion, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-544-10443-3

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