Gets to Work! (A Tinyville Town Book)
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- Publication Date: September 6, 2016
- Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
- Trim Size: 9 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-2133-5
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: full-color throughout
- Rights: World/All
The Tinyville Town series, new from New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Brian Biggs, launches with three books: Tinyville Town Gets to Work!, a world-establishing picture book that introduces the town and its many residents, and two board books, I’m a Veterinarian and I’m a Firefighter. The series is set in a cozy community where the people are kind, everyone says hello when they’re walking down the street, the bus is always on time, and all the townsfolk do their part to keep things running smoothly. Everyone has a job to do in Tinyville Town. With a nod to the busy world of Richard Scarry and the neighborhood feel of Sesame Street, this new series will become a favorite read for preschoolers and is ideal for story time and class discussions about occupations and community helpers. Tinyville Town is a growing, thriving city full of interesting people. The townsfolk can’t wait to show readers around!
In Tinyville Town Gets to Work!, we see the evolution of a construction project to solve a problem. When there is a traffic jam on the Tinyville Town bridge, the residents decide to work together to build a new one. By following the hard work of the engineers and construction workers, readers will get to meet many different people in the town while watching the exciting new bridge take shape. The large picture book format and Biggs’s bright art brilliantly show the bridge, which was extensively researched to make it authentic for readers.
Every town has a bridge, and a trip over Tinyville’s new one will be fun for kids time and time again.
"Biggs kicks off the Tinyville Town series, focusing on hard-working, civic-minded folks, from the police officer to the trash collectors, who share their expertise to make a city work... The can-do spirit is off the charts." —Publishers Weekly
"The diverse people of Tinyville Town fill jobs with a healthy disregard for strict adherence to gender roles in this big, bright, and friendly construction tale... A crowd pleaser just about everywhere, no matter the size of the city, village, or town." —Kirkus
"With a setting reminiscent of Richard Scarry's Busytown, this offering will be a hit with future city planners and engineers and all children who like to know how things work." —School Library Journal
About the author
Brian Biggs was born in Arkansas, moved to Texas, then moved to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design. He has also lived in Paris and San Francisco. He has worked as an art director and graphic designer, animator for interactivity and multimedia projects, teacher, writer, and illustrator. He has written and drawn comics and graphic novels, designed publications, and illustrated for many magazines and newspapers. He illustrates children’s books, including the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein middle-grade series by Jon Scieszka, for magazines, newspapers, and advertising; posters, toys, and puzzles. He also works with animation, music, and various other media. His preschool series, Tinyville Town, will be published in summer 2016. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.