Chris Raschka’s In the City

h1 November 3rd, 2020 by jules

“Clouds and treetops are their homes, / airy houses all their own.
Could a friend be waiting for me? / Too hoo, too hoo. / Coo coo, coo coo.”

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I’ve a review over at the Horn Book of Chris Raschka’s beautiful In the City (Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, September 2020).

That is here.

Below are some more spreads from the book.



“Oops, they’ve scattered to the sidewalk / —how they squabble, how they do talk—
finding yesterday’s old bagels / underneath the picnic tables.
Perhaps I’ll meet my friend today. / Yoo hoo, yoo hoo. / Coo coo, coo coo.”

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“Look! The colors on their necks / flash in rainbow-tinted flecks.
Doo doo, doo doo. / Coo coo, coo coo.”

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“I suppose it’s in the air. / All my answers are up there.”
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IN THE CITY. Copyright © 2020 by Chris Raschka. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, New York.

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