The Apartment Book

The Apartment Book Imagine Richard Scarry s Busytown updated to a fashionable London apartment building and you have a sense of the energy and detail in this witty ornate book that will have children demanding to look

  • Title: The Apartment Book
  • Author: Leo Hartas
  • ISBN: 9780789401977
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Imagine Richard Scarry s Busytown updated to a fashionable London apartment building and you have a sense of the energy and detail in this witty, ornate book that will have children demanding to look at it again and again USA Today

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    1. Oh, it’s like a dollhouse, a very busy and intricate living dollhouse. I hate residing in apartment buildings but very much enjoyed reading and perusing this book. I would have adored this when I was a child. I’m sure I would have memorized all the happenings. As an adult it was hard for me to pay attention to every detail.This is a very elaborate picture & text account of a building and its occupants. It’s important that the book was published in 1995 because the residents’ birth ye [...]

    2. So much fun! This is the kind of thing I would have loved as a kid. Follow the residents of an apartment building over the course of a day and see what mischief they get up to.

    3. The Apartment Book is an oversize (11"x14") illustrated look into the daily life of an apartment building and its many residents. Each double page illustration shows a cutaway view of an old Victorian building that has five stories and a basement with six apartments. The residents vary, with three families on the first three floors, an actress and her maid on the fourth floor, and an artist and a crazy inventor in two small apartments on the fifth floor. The author has added the maintenance crew [...]

    4. The book illustrates a day in the life of an apartment building by showing activities going on in different units at various times between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. It is truly a very fascinating book. The artistic details of the apartment house, its residents and events occurring throughout the day are just amazing. Every time you turn the page, it shows the same apartment house but later in the day. The author has a great website: richardplatt/I read children's books to add to my collection and [...]

    5. I bought this book about eighteen years ago. I put it in my five-year-old's bookcase a year or so ago. My son found it last night. He loved the cut-away building and the story. I had a lot of fun rediscovering this book, too. Only, unlike eighteen years ago, I had to wear magnifying glasses to see everything. :/

    6. This is such an amazing work of genius that there aren't enough superlatives to describe it. My cousins and I were obsessed with it when we were younger. The level of detail is astonishing. Each square centimetre tells a story. Give it to your children and they'll get so glued to it that their PlayStationIII will rust.

    7. I loved this book and the illustrations! So many nooks and crannies to explore on each page with the cross-section of the apartment building exposing the residents within the rooms. So much fun!

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