Thursday, 19 April 2012

A Walk in New York by Salvatore Rubbino

Because I'm well-known to be New York-crazy, a friend bought this for my 40th birthday and it's just gorgeous.

There’s no story as such, it’s just a boy and his dad exploring New York with accompanying facts and figures (like ‘More hot dogs are eaten in New York than anywhere else in the USA’) and gorgeous retro illustrations.

They take in some of New York’s most famous landmarks (the Empire State Building gets a fold-out page) and well-known streets, meeting New Yorkers and discovering how the iconic city looks, sounds, smells, tastes and feels…

I read it with 7-year-old Harry and he immediately demanded that we head to New York asap. If only. A lovely book.

(We are, however, going to London in a couple of months, so we'll definitely invest in Rubbino's A Walk in London.)


  1. What a timely post. We have visitors coming next week and I was just looking for a good NYC book to give to them. Of course, also slightly embarrassing to live in the city and never have picked up this book.

  2. Ha! Glad to be of service :)

    Have just subscribed to your lovely blog. Gorgeous photos! (I'm so envious that you live there.)