In the Town All Year ‘Round

in-the-townIn the Town All Year ‘Round by Rotraut Susanne Berner will keep children occupied for hours and keep them coming back for more.  This semi-wordless picture book is divided into four parts, one for each season.  At the beginning of each section, we are introduced to a number of different characters we can follow throughout the season.  Each section consists of seven two-page spreads teeming with detail and interest.  Berner’s format gives In the Town broad appeal.  Younger children will enjoy taking in all of the action on each spread, while older children will pore over the details of each page and enjoy following the various plots that unfold.  I highly recommend In the Town to children ages 4-8.

                                                                                   –Dana Zakrzewski


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