Day in the Park

A Day in the Park

  • ISBN: 9781592703876
  • Publication Date: October 10, 2023


Price: $18.95

A celebration of the wonders of nature and lifeall waiting for you to discover when you spend a day in the park!

With its chirping birds, bounding dogs, and flickering fireflies, a day at the park bursts with life—from sunrise to sunset to sunrise. Though no more than some acres in a big city, the park still hums with the richness, variety, and mystery of the natural world.

This picture book was inspired by artist Robert Salmieri's love for Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. With a mixed media technique including collage and painting, each spread reveals the variety of activity and moods that he observed at different times and different locations in the park. He hopes that this book will inspire young readers to seek out and enjoy nature and wildlife everywhere it is found, from the smallest towns to the biggest cities.


“Take a tour through a lush and active park that sits in the middle of a busy metropolis. There is an entire world alive here; the varied flora and fauna include gorgeous trees, vibrant flowers, joyful pups roaming off-leash, butterflies, chipmunks, swans, and more... The rhyming text is broken up across page turns, which keeps the story moving. The collagelike illustrations are the real draw, though. A layout of the plants and trees shows layered greens of various shades, the backdrop a wash of watercolor. Horizontal brush strokes across the legs and torsos of the runners give the impression of movement and speed. The detailed work on the faces of the racoons, frog, and rabbit gives readers a taste of the incredible wildlife nestled inside the city. An author’s note reveals Brooklyn’s Prospect Park as Salmieri’s inspiration. There are few humans in the book, but those depicted are diverse in terms of skin tone and hair color and texture. Rich illustrations immerse readers in an urban wonderland.” 
—Kirkus Reviews

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