Hunt for shapes of all kinds on this journey through a bustling city, illustrated by four-time Caldecott Honoree Bryan Collier!
From shimmering skyscrapers to fluttering kites to twinkling stars high in the sky, everyday scenes become extraordinary as a young girl walks through her neighborhood noticing exciting new shapes at every turn. Far more than a simple concept book, City Shapes is an explosion of life. Diana Murray's richly crafted yet playful verse encourages readers to discover shapes in the most surprising places, and Bryan Collier's dynamic collages add even more layers to each scene in this ode to city living.
Diana Murray loves to sit on her patio writing stories and poems, especially to the sound of passing showers. She is the author of many children's books, including City Shapes, Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch, Doris the Bookasaurus, and more. Her poems have appeared in magazines such as Highlights for Children, and Spider. Diana grew up in New York City and still lives nearby with her firefighter husband, two daughters, a lizard, and a hamster--all of whom enjoy sunny summer days.
Zoe Persico is a lover of rainstorms rolling in on summer afternoons, and of all things color. She enjoys illustrating for children's books and animation, and some of her clients are Dreamworks TV, Sesame Workshop, American Girl, and more. Zoe grew up in the Midwest, and she currently resides in the Pacific Northwest where the rain never seems to really stop, but gives her plenty of excuses to go stomp in puddles.