DH will be traveling to New York City in a few weeks on business and I am fortunate to be able to accompany him. The kids would love to go … but we have opted not to bring them this time … to allow for a little romance. They have many questions though … “What is it like? How big is it? What will you do when you are there?” At the library last week, I happened upon this book in the new arrivals and knew immediately that the kiddos would be intrigued.
Through Time: New York City, written by Richard Platt and illustrated by Manuela Cappon, is part of a series that offers a unique pictorial journey through different periods in history. Detailed artwork tells the story of a specific location as it changes with time. As they explore each scene, readers learn about the people who lived in this place, looking at their beliefs and ways of life.
Through Time: New York City tells the story of the Big Apple from its native American origins to the present – including the arrival of European settlers, the growth of trade, immigration, and great feats of engineering such as the Brooklyn Bridge. Along the way, the book explores major events in world history, such as the Revolutionary War and the famous Wall Street Crash.