Friday, June 29, 2012

Come Visit the Big City!

We've got a GUEST POST today folks!!!  Introducing one of my very bestest friends and the baby of the family... Bonnie!

Hey there! I'm excited to be here writing this post today! As you may or may not know I'm Robyn's little sis and love reading and books almost as much as she does. Right now I'm living in Salt Lake City with my husband while he is finishing up graduate school at the University of Utah. While we have been here I have had the AWESOME experience of getting to work at the Salt Lake City Public Library.

Working at the library has been a lot of fun, and it has also been equally crazy town. I've got some great stories...many of which are just the worst thing ever and probably not appropriate for this blog, so today I will just share a book I discovered the other day while checking in items:

Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! Listen to the City By Robert Burleigh and Illustrated by Beppe Giacobbe

If you knew that I was Robyn's sister then you probably also knew that Robyn is lucky enough to live in the pastoral paradise know as Bear River City. I on the other hand live right in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. I'm definitely a country mouse at heart, but I do love it here in SLC and Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! is fun because it so beautifully highlights the sights and sounds of city life through bright, graphic illustration. It is also especially appropriate because I recently moved into a new apartment on a busy street, and believe me I hear all of the noises of the city and more on a day to day basis.

So here are some shots of my life in the city, compared to Beppe Giacobbe's city illustrations from the book, from a sort of photo scavenger hunt I went on. 


Ok, ok and I know that a taco stand isn't exactly an ice cream truck, but that's the beauty of all of the different cities we live in, am I right?

-Bonnie Kaye Varga Cooper

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