3.20.2011

Wild City: Urban Animals (Plus a Giveaway)

Urban AnimalsThink city animals only exist in the park and zoo?

Think again.

Isabel Hill's wonderful book, Urban Animals takes you on a fantastical treasure hunt through New York City's architecture for animals lurking in doorways, propping up flagpoles and gazing down from cornices. Seahorses, dogs, bunnies, even donkeys are watching over the city's citizens as they head to work, home and the park. Looking through the photographs, my workaholic husband exclaimed, "I pass that building everyday and never noticed!" The back of the book includes a glossary of architectural terms and the locations of each animal featured so you can go and see them for yourself, which we will because some of the animals are in our neighborhood!

Want More?
Visit Isabel Hill's website.
Read another book about Architecture Animals.

Big Kid says: I love the elephant.
Little Kid says: Fish!

Giveaway:
I have a signed paperback copy of this book that I bought from the author at the Brooklyn Museum's Children's Book Fair. Please leave one comment below and I will pick a winner at random. Comments close on March 31 at 11:59 EST.
How to Enter:
  • Leave one comment below.
  • If your email is not linked to your profile, or you do not have a blog where I can contact you, you must leave a valid email
  • Anonymous entries will not be considered.
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  • Giveaway ends 11:59 pm EST March 31. The winner will be announced April 1. If the winner does not get in contact with me within 48 hours of the announcement I will pick a new winner.

17 comments:

Alex said...

I read a blog that covers, among other things, this kind of architectural thing. I just love look old buildings in NYC.
Isn't the Brooklyn Museum wonderful, my brother and I practically lived there on Sunday afternoons.

LitLass said...

This sounds really interesting--I would love a copy to read before our next trip to NYC!

Even in Australia said...

Grrr, this is in my to-write-about pile and you beat me to it! Don't need a copy though - I bought my own recently because the NYPL sadly didn't have it. Hard to believe given its own fauna - Patience and Fortitude.

Marta said...

Hi! I'd love to see these animals in the book and then in NYC!
thanks!
martaplayita at gmail dot com

Anna - Three Sneaky Bugs said...

Seems like a fun book! Just thinking about it makes me want to go on a photo walk around my own city looking for hidden animals on the buildings.

Raising a Happy Child said...

What an interesting idea for the book. Maybe I'll get lucky!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Will make sure this ends up on Full to the Brim. Now I'm curious as to what kinds of architectural animals are in my town.

Sarah said...

What a cool book--will have to check it out. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sarah said...

oops! my email address is sarahjunie at gmail dot com.

Bridget R. Wilson said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

bridgetwilson4765(at)gmail(dot)com

rubynreba said...

You have really made me curious about this book! I'd love to win this for my granddaughter. Thanks!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Liza767 said...

hoping i win cuz now i wanna read

Melissa Taylor said...

this sounds like a fascinating book! meltay at comcast.net

Andrea said...

Thank you sharing another great book! While we aren't urban dwellers (we live in a village technically) I love to read your book suggestions. We recently had a vacation to Chicago and my son is smitten with the city.

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Terra H. said...

Sounds like a neat book. Please count me in to win.
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Micki said...

I would love to share this book with the preschoolers in my classroom. Thanks for the chance to win!

Fairion said...

What an amazing way to tour the city. This looks like an incredible book. Thank you for offering this.

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