This announcement was in Publishers Marketplace today, and it involves a new picture book of mine that will be published in 2014 by Albert Whitman & Company!

Nancy Viau’s CITY STREET BEAT:  Take a ride in the city with a parent and child who hear the tweet of a whistle, the rat-a-tatter of shutters, the hiss of a steel vent, and other city sounds as they embrace the hip hop beat of a busy city street.

The book was inspired by a trip my dad took me on when I was very young. We went from rural PA to big-city Philly and road the train, the “El,” the subway, took a taxi and a bus. It was exhausting and a little scary, and it took several years for me to be on good terms with the sounds of a city.

I can’t wait to see this story in print. I wonder who the illustrator will be?

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