(A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book) A young boy spends an overnight visit with his Nana, in this book for readers 4 to 7, and finds that the city where she lives is filled with noise and crowds and other scary things. But after Nana makes him a special cape to help him be brave, the everyday sights, sounds, and smells of the city transform from scary to wonderful. Lauren Castillo's succinct text is paired with her evocative watercolor illustrations capturing the energy and vitality of New York City.
"[Nana in the City] deserves a place on the shelf of classic New York City picture books."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Castillo's soft, warmly colored art expresses the child's changing feelings about the city while also depicting the characters' close bond."—Kirkus Reviews