City Lullaby

City Lullaby

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Ice cream truck jing-a-linging Nine phones ringing, ten horns beeping In the stroller Baby's sleeping.

Will anything wake up that snoozing baby? Follow the red stroller through the cacophony of the city and find out! Rhythm, rhyme, and lots of noisy onomatopoeia from premier children's poet Marilyn Singer, coupled with chaotic, colorful art from an acclaimed European illustrator, make this a rowdy read-aloud, with plenty of things to find and count on every spread.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618607037
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 520,420
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Marilyn Singer is the author of more than one hundred books for children, including the Tallulah books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. Visit her online at

Carll Cneut is the illustrator of many beloved and award-winning books in Europe. He is also the illustrator of ANTONIO ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD, GETTING SMALLER, published in the U.S. by Candlewick. He lives in Ghent, Belgium.

What People are Saying About This

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"Singer writes in infectious, rhyming poetry that scans smoothly ... which is echoed in the busy, densely populated, color-saturated scenes." Booklist, ALA

"Cheerfully over-stimulating—a bit like the city itself." Kirkus Reviews

"A love song to the city . . . In this vibrant, terrific picture book, Marilyn Singer and Carll Cneut summon a hip-hooray and ballyhoo all their own." New York Review of Books

"A good time for all." Time Magazine

This clever counting story would also be a good choice for group storytimes.
School Library Journal

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City Lullaby 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
roseannes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was just okay. Maybe I'm just not as into poetry as I used to be (more like rhymes I guess). The urban setting was fun since most childrens books seem to be more of a rural farm setting or with lots of animals, so that part did seem refreshing in a way. I can see the way that the rhymes would appeal to kids and help teach counting. It could be good for a counting unit
sunnyburke on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found this counting book to be bright and wonderful! The images are brilliant and it gives kids who may not live in the city, a chance to understand what the hustle and bustle is like. I like how it teaches the kids how to count backwards when many of the counting books out there start from 1 and go up to 10. On some pages, the author includes everything that went with the previous numbers allowing the reader to remember what noises when with the various numbers. I wish they did this for every number!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago