cover image My New York

My New York

Kathy Jakobsen. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-316-71350-4

In another big-city adventure, My New York by Kathy Jakobsen, Becky tours the Big Apple, with elaborate paintings of popular destinations such as the Central Park Zoo, FAO Schwarz and Chinatown. Fold-out pages depict a sweeping view from the top of the Empire State Building, and a towering Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. First published in 1993, and praised in a PW starred review as ""a splendid tribute to the city that never sleeps,"" this updated edition includes additional scenes such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New Year's Eve in Times Square and a 4th of July celebration with a view of the twin beams of light in homage to the World Trade Center.