Senses in the City

From the Series Shelley Rotner's Early Childhood Library

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

See the tall buildings. Hear a train speeding by. Smell the nuts roasting at a street stand. The city stimulates all of our senses in exciting ways. This book is a wonderful discussion and activity starter for children who live in or visit the city, and also ideal for classroom use in studying the five senses.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Science
Copyright 2008
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2008-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 1.3
Reading Counts! Points 1.0
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
Dewey 612.8
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.25 x 8.25
Lexile 470
Guided Reading Level I
Features Awards and Reviewed


  • Mockingbird Reading Program Reading List, Long-listed, 2008



“Both an exciting celebration of city life and a show-and-tell about the five senses, this photo-essay will draw even very young children.”

The Horn Book Guide

“The color photos make each scene active and full of life.
The Horn Book Guide

Author, Photographer: Shelley Rotner

Shelley Rotner is a noted freelance photojournalist, whose work has appeared in Time magazine, National Geographic's World Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Outside Magazine, Food and Wine, and numerous others. She is also the author and photo-illustrator of over 30 award-winning children's books. Her most recent books include Many Ways, Every Season, and Feeling Thankful. Shelley has also traveled extensively for UNICEF documenting programs about children, women, and education. Currently, Ms. Rotner is working on a collection of large, hand-painted photographs that capture beautiful and sacred places she has discovered in her travels. Shelley Rotner received her undergraduate degree in photography and psychology from Syracuse University and a dual Master's degree in elementary education and museum education from Bank Street College.