cover image Gigi in the Big City

Gigi in the Big City

Charise Mericle Harper, Random/Corey, $12.99 (14p) ISBN 978-0-375-84235-1

With an arsenal of flaps, mini-booklets, and wheels, Harper demonstrates the possibilities cities have to offer, as readers follow Gigi on a solo journey through a lively metropolis. Harper balances traditionally girly activities (shoe shopping! makeovers!) with basic information about art, literature, and more (one wheel rotates through birthstones, art movements, and mythical creatures; another simply lets Gigi try different hairstyles). Cheerful cartoons, surprises aplenty, and a smart design will keep young urbanites occupied. Ages 4–8. (Sept.)