Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hidden City Poems of Urban Wildlife from Eerdmans Publishing [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts:  This is a beautiful book! Simply stated free verse gently draws lovely word pictures of little critters and plants that are scattered in sparse abundance in cities large and small. The illustrations are stunning, detailed, and beautifully colored depicting the beauty of this Hidden City that is right beneath the surface where we walk, travel, abide in our homes and offices.

A city teaming with life - insects, critters, plants all teaming with life as we go about our own lives in our tall buildings, on our paved streets and cement sidewalks, our graffiti colored walls, and our houses with picket fences.

There is vibrant life hidden amongst our dwellings. The book lets us all know that wildlife doesn't exist solely in ever diminishing forests. It exists in our cities and is somewhat hidden.

A beautiful book to be shared with a child you love. Frankly, adults will love reading and perusing this simply stated and beautifully illustrated picture book. Do seek one out and enjoy.

About the book:  A poetic book highlighting everyday nature

The perfect blend of science and poetry, Hidden City demonstrates that nature can thrive anywhere, even in highly populated areas. IGanimals and plants featured in the book.

Coupled with beautiful collage illustrations, the poems in Hidden City offer readers the perfect reminder to notice and care about their environment. 

Begins June 8
ENDS July 1 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA addresses only
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by Eerdmans Publishing to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own, alone, and are freely given.


  1. "(1) What young readers book would you like to have?" "Good Morning, Harry - Good Night, Daddy."

    "(2) What Young Readers book would you like to see reviewed here on Chat With Vera?" ?The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau."

  2. 1. I would like to get for my collection Extraordinary Ernie & Marvelous Maud by Frances Watts & Judy Watson
    2. I would like to have reviewed Just for Today By Bimba Landmann, Saint John Xxiii

  3. (1) What young readers book would you like to have? Grandfather Whisker's Table

    (2) What Young Readers book would you like to see reviewed here on Chat With Vera? Lion, King, and Coin

  4. I'd like to have The Right Word.

    I'd like you to review Mikis and the Donkey.

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    1. Nancy, "The Right Word" is an excellent choice. I reviewed it and then shared it with my daughter's 4 girls. They ALL loved it!

  5. 1. Good Morning, Good Night by Katy Bebe and Valeri Gorbachev.
    Dad's job is a conductor on an overnight train, so morning reunions are special with his son. My 6 year old grandson loves trains and would enjoy this story.
    2. Get on Your Bike by Joukie Akveld and Philip Hapman
    Please review this book about friendship and the resolution of arguments.


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