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by Scott Santoro

Download The Little Skyscraper ePub
  • ISBN 0843176776
  • ISBN13 978-0843176773
  • Language English
  • Author Scott Santoro
  • Publisher Price Stern Sloan; First Edition edition (October 1, 2001)
  • Pages 32
  • Formats lrf docx lit mbr
  • Category Children
  • Subcategory Arts Music and Photography
  • Size ePub 1865 kb
  • Size Fb2 1665 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 959

Having once been the shining star of the city, the little skyscraper notices that so much is changing around him and he isn't very special anymore, until the efforts of an old friend make him see that he is still wonderful despite not being the tallest or shiniest of all.

The Little Skyscraper is cute. The very talented Mr. Santoro knows his audience. The children wanted to look long and hard at the pictures

The Little Skyscraper is cute. I actually cried the first time I read it to my son (I'm a sucker for stories of unloved buildings that get restored, à la Virginia Lee Burton's "The Little House"). The children wanted to look long and hard at the pictures. Each turn of the page was met with "oohs," "aahs" and "cooools" from my young audience. Second was the storyline of the skyscraper watching the changes of the surrounding territory and what those changes meant to the skyscraper.

The little skyscraper didn't always seem so little. At one glorious time he was the tallest and most impressive building in the entire city. Since he received it, our grandchildren have asked to have it read to them many times. They are fascinated by the excellent artwork and the story.

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Scott W. Santoro is principal of the graphic design studio Worksight. Scott’s been crafting out designs for large and small companies for over twenty years

Scott W. Scott’s been crafting out designs for large and small companies for over twenty years. A graduate of the prestigious, and somewhat notorious, Cranbrook Academy of Art, he is also an alumni and adjunct professor of the undergraduate communications design program at Pratt Institute.

Talk about The Little Skyscraper


Boraston
My husband is an architect who specializes in rehabilitation of existing buildings and landmarks, particularly their facades. I acutally ordered this book for his Birthday since it is about a skyscraper that is saved from destruction by an architect. Since he received it, our grandchildren have asked to have it read to them many times. They are fascinated by the excellent artwork and the story. It is a wonderful book. I highly recommend it. SH
Zololmaran
The Little Skyscraper is cute. I actually cried the first time I read it to my son (I'm a sucker for stories of unloved buildings that get restored, à la Virginia Lee Burton's "The Little House"). On repetition, the book gets old a bit fast for my grown-up sensibilities, but my four-year-old son continues to love it. He sometimes requests that we read it two times in one day.
Gunos
For some reason this is my son's favorite book. My mother-in-law has it and it has been his favorite since he could sit still long enough to listen to it. He calls it "skypaper book". When we moved 6 hours away from the in-laws I decided to get another skypaper book. It's cute with a storyline that is easy for little guys to understand.
Dolid
This book was a favorite of my child (and other children, since we always had to wait for it at the library) and I was delighted to find it at Amazon, even though it is now out of print.
GWEZJ
As a volunteer reader at a children's shelter, I purchased this book for many reasons.
First, the illustrations. The very talented Mr. Santoro knows his audience. The children wanted to look long and hard at the pictures. Each turn of the page was met with "oohs," "aahs" and "cooools" from my young audience.
Second was the storyline of the skyscraper watching the changes of the surrounding territory and what those changes meant to the skyscraper.
The third reason (and deciding factor) was the storyline of the little boy who was inspired by the skyscraper and followed his dream.
After reading this story to the children I ask the questions, "What changes in your environment have changed you?" and (my favorite) "What in your life inspires you the way the skyscraper inspired the little boy?" The answers make for a lengthy and inspired session. I wish I could describe the looks on the kid's faces as they think about the questions.
However, here's a story of why I felt I must write a review of this book:
One day, after reading this book to the children, I packed my bookbag and headed for the door. Before I reached the exit, a child who rarely reacts to any book (or anything for that matter), stopped me and said, "You know, I actually liked that book. It was good." He turned around and walked away, following the other children into the area that is 'for residents only.' I stopped in my tracks and thought, "Now, THAT is a great review of a good book." You had to be there.
Thordira
In an age where technology is moving us ever-faster into the future, as well as the uncertainty that has been brought with war, people are turning more and more to the security and comfort of the past, of things closer to home, of memories that bring joy and peace to their hearts. The Little Skyscraper does exactly that. It conjures up images of a simpler society, simpler life where it was routine to help others, where character, integrity and hardwork were still the keys to success. Where the old was not destroyed by the new -- but where the value of both was seen and combined to make a better world. The Little Skyscraper learned he didn't have to be tall and ultra-modern to make an impression -- that the greatest gift he had and could offer was just to be himself. The easy-to-read text and wonderful illustrations present this valuable lesson in a way that will bring readers back to this book again and again!
Nalmergas
I already have scott's first book, "Isaac", and just got his newest book, the Little Skyscraper yesterday. This book is wonderful! The illustrations are captivating and colorful, story line is simple, and easy to follow. Children once again will love this book, as well as the parents. You'll cheer when Jack comes back and saves his old friend, the skyscraper. This book is one to put under your tree this year, and in your collection.
I was excited to read this book because the illustrations are adorable...but I was disturbed to find the story an exact replica of Virginia Lee Burton's classic "The Little House." The copying is so obvious that I looked to find some kind of acknowledgment of Virginia Lee Burton, but no credit is ever given. Cute book, but I can't support such blatant plagiarism.