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Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!

Listen to the City

Illustrated by Beppe Giacobbe

About The Book

Dawn until dusk, the city is alive with sounds, from the TING-ALING- A-LING of an alarm clock in the morning to the BEEEEEP! BEEEEP! of traffic in the afternoon to the quiet SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH of evening. Noted illustrator Beppe Giacobbe’s bright palette and pleasing cityscapes bring the excitement of the city to life in a story that begs to be read aloud again and again.

About The Author

Photo Credit: Mark Burleigh

Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn, illustrated by Barry Blitt; Night Flight, illustrated by Wendell Minor; Black Whiteness, illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop; and Sylvia’s Bookshop, illustrated by Katy Wu. His many other books include HoopsStealing Home; and Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! He lives in Michigan.

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Raves and Reviews

“In spare, elegant illustrations, the city is seen on many levels – underground, street and elevated – with the boy moving through a forest no less mysterious than the jungle room of Maurice Sendak.” New York Times Book Review

The irresistible cityscapes and playful text will have young urbanites and those anticipating big city sojourns clamoring for repeat visits” —Booklist

“A vivid sliver of city life.” —Kirkus

Awards and Honors

  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year

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