A Caldecott Honor book, a New York Times Best Illustrated book, an ALA Notable Book, and a Boston Globe—Horn Book Honor Book for Illustration!
“Bursting with…surprise and delight. An inexhaustible visual feast.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
In this acclaimed picture book by Anita and Arnold Lobel, take a stroll down Market Street to see the whimsical shopkeepers dressed in their wares on one boy’s fantastical shopping adventure.
Enter a wondrous marketplace like no other that has everything from A to Z! Inspired by 17th-century French engravings, Anita Lobel’s delightful illustrations imaginatively clothe each shopkeeper in their wares. Find one shopkeeper dressed completely in gloves, another covered in wigs, and even one completely dressed in oranges! This beautiful and unique tale takes you on a journey through the alphabet as you discover all the things one boy buys for his special friend during an incredible shopping trip.
Arnold Lobel (1933–1987) was the award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved children’s books, including the classic I Can Read books about Frog and Toad, and the Caldecott Medal–winning Fables.
Anita Lobel’s name is synonymous with the best in children’s literature. She is the creator of such classics as Alison’s Zinnia and Away from Home, and she received a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in On Market Street. She is the creator of three books featuring her cat, Nini: One Lighthouse, One Moon (a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book); Nini Lost and Found; and Nini Here and There. And she wrote Ducks on the Road, which TheHorn Book called “cozy.” Her childhood memoir, No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Anita Lobel lives in New York City.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (August 25, 2020)
Length: 40 pages
Grades: P - 3
Ages: 4 - 8
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