Have you ever seen a man dressed entirely in playing cards Or a girl wearing a lollipop dress Then take a stroll through a most unusual market in this Caldecott Honor Book created by Anita Lobel and Arnold LobelHere is a world of wonders, from A to Z Inspired by seventeenth century French trade engravings, Anita Lobel s brilliant paintings of the shopkeepers on Market Street each composed of his or her wares will provide blissful hours for all who join the Lobels on an unforgettable shopping spree In a delightful and unusual book, a boy trots down Market Street buying presents for a friend, each one starting with a letter of the alphabet Every letter is illustrated by a figure ingeniously composed of, for instance, apples or wigs or quilts The notion is original, and the sum total enjoyable and unique The Horn BookA Caldecott Honor Book, a New York Times Best Illustrated book, an ALA Notable Book, and a Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Book for IllustrationSupports the Common Core State Standards


10 thoughts on “On Market Street

  1. Calista Calista says:

    This is mostly a creative alphabet book for beginners and above There is a poem of text at the beginning to set up the story and at the end to complete the story A child is going to market planning to buy a ton of stuff The market is a person who is wearing a lot of the things they are selling Umbrellas make up a person with a head standing up The artwork is amazing and creative Anita Lobel is the artist and she is very creative in her design I was impressed by this It really did deserve This is mostly a creative alphabet book for beginners and above There is a poem of text at the beginning to set up the story and at the end to complete the story A child is going to market planning to buy a ton of stuff The market is a person who is wearing a lot of the things they are selling Umbrellas make up a person with a head standing up The artwork is amazing and creative Anita Lobel is the artist and she is very creative in her design I was impressed by this It really did deserve the Caldecott.This made the children laugh They loved looking at the picture to see what funny stuff made up a person I thought the instrument person was really inspired The nephew thought the oranges were funny and the niece thought the vegetables were funny Both of the kids laughed merrily at this They loved it The nephew gave this 4 stars and the niece gave it 4 stars Look at that


  2. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    This is so awesome I love the illustrations and am pretty sure this is one that infatuated me as a kid Since my letter is K I know I d totally want that kite outfit p It s a really nifty alphabet book and has a nice message about sharing and friendship in the end.


  3. Lisa Vegan Lisa Vegan says:

    Oh, I just loved this alphabet book One thing I really liked was the illustrator got first billing Pictures by Anita Lobel Words by Arnold Lobel, which is fitting for any picture book, but especially deserved by the illustrator of this one.The pictures are wonderfully intricate and colorful, and there s so much to see on every page Children and adults can pour over these pages for long periods and not get at all bored The pictures made me ooh and ah and the last few pictures made me smil Oh, I just loved this alphabet book One thing I really liked was the illustrator got first billing Pictures by Anita Lobel Words by Arnold Lobel, which is fitting for any picture book, but especially deserved by the illustrator of this one.The pictures are wonderfully intricate and colorful, and there s so much to see on every page Children and adults can pour over these pages for long periods and not get at all bored The pictures made me ooh and ah and the last few pictures made me smile too Except for the X item, the most challenging letter in any alphabet book, which I really did not like, I loved all the things chosen to represent each letter They were a bitimaginative than in many alphabet books and the slight story is special too


  4. Johanna Johanna says:

    This was one of my favorite books as a kid The illustrations are amazing In fact, I used to check it out from the school library all the time, but then I accidentally spilled a chocolate milkshake on it Only that was the greatest thing ever because it meant my parents had to buy it from the library because it wasn t in any condition to be returned So I got to keep it forever Sloppy kids for the win


  5. Sandra Vicars Sandra Vicars says:

    A young girl s shopping spree On Market Street Starts off with a poem about Market Street and continues through the alphabet with items that she buys The pictures are remarkable and contain many details for curriculum development Can be used to cover How many What color What shape The story ends with another poem and a presentation of her gifts to a very special friend.


  6. Cecily V Cecily V says:

    An absolutely bizarre book about a man buying vast quantities of human shaped items to bring home to his cat.


  7. A B A B says:

    So, it s my last review of the year I am trying hard to stay awake just a little longer so that I can watch the fireworks I pulled out this book twas feeling nostalgic on my last library trip and recruited a librarian to help me find it to pass a few minutes I probably haven t read it in 30 years We loved it as kids, but always had a hard time finding it at the public library because we could not remember the name We would just describe it as an alphabet book.My favorites were and still a So, it s my last review of the year I am trying hard to stay awake just a little longer so that I can watch the fireworks I pulled out this book twas feeling nostalgic on my last library trip and recruited a librarian to help me find it to pass a few minutes I probably haven t read it in 30 years We loved it as kids, but always had a hard time finding it at the public library because we could not remember the name We would just describe it as an alphabet book.My favorites were and still are J jewels of course , N noodles, and R ribbons I am partial to the letter J, noodles were my favorite food, and ribbons were pretty As an adult, I also find these illustrations to be less creepy The characters look like real people just wearing costumes made of these items, unlike B books, I ice cream, etc., in which they are people made of the items the narrator is buying on Market Street.However, as I an adult I can also appreciate the creativityM musical instruments makes clever use of the shapes of saxophones, tubas, and a guitar to create a person F flowers uses specific varieties hydrangeas, irises, etc to mimic human shapes H hats is a little bit naughty with the placement of two top hats And I spy with my little eye Frog and Toad hanging out in T toys.Even with rose colored glasses, this was still a 3 star till the end I forgot about that one magical sentence that teaches readers young and old about generosity The narrator is buying all of the items to give to his friend Awww Look at all of the pages to meet his friend 4 stars just turn the page if something creeps you out and don t think too hard about why he gives all of this stuff to a cat


  8. Cathy Cathy says:

    Have you ever seen a man dressed entirely in playing cards Or a girl wearing a lollipop dress Then take a stroll through a most unusual market in this Caldecott Honor Book created by Anita Lobel and Arnold Lobel.Here is a world of wonders, from A to Z Inspired by seventeenth century French trade engravings, Anita Lobel s brilliant paintings of the shopkeepers on Market Street each composed of his or her wares will provide blissful hours for all who join the Lobels on an unforgettable shopping Have you ever seen a man dressed entirely in playing cards Or a girl wearing a lollipop dress Then take a stroll through a most unusual market in this Caldecott Honor Book created by Anita Lobel and Arnold Lobel.Here is a world of wonders, from A to Z Inspired by seventeenth century French trade engravings, Anita Lobel s brilliant paintings of the shopkeepers on Market Street each composed of his or her wares will provide blissful hours for all who join the Lobels on an unforgettable shopping spree The illustrations are very clever as the objects that represent the letter form a person covered in the objects My favorite is the M for musical instruments and the figure has a cello body and tuba legs and saxophone arms, etc In a delightful and unusual book, a boy trots down Market Street buying presents for a friend, each one starting with a letter of the alphabet Every letter is illustrated by a figure ingeniously composed of, for instance, apples or wigs or quilts The notion is original, and the sum total enjoyable and unique The Horn BookA Caldecott Honor Book, a New York Times Best Illustrated book, an ALA Notable Book, and a Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Book for IllustrationSupports the Common Core State Standards


  9. Consuelo Consuelo says:

    This book is appropriate for Pre K, Kindergarten and 1st grade.On Market Street by Arnold Lobel is about taking a stroll through a most unusual market A boy trots down Market Street buying presents for a friend, each one starting with a letter of the alphabet Every letter is illustrated by a figure ingeniously composed of, for instance, apples or wigs or quilts.This book is very unique Especially in its own way of designing the letter formats, making it different from most alphabet books See This book is appropriate for Pre K, Kindergarten and 1st grade.On Market Street by Arnold Lobel is about taking a stroll through a most unusual market A boy trots down Market Street buying presents for a friend, each one starting with a letter of the alphabet Every letter is illustrated by a figure ingeniously composed of, for instance, apples or wigs or quilts.This book is very unique Especially in its own way of designing the letter formats, making it different from most alphabet books Seeing as though its in a market, you don t know whats going to pop up next Every stop is a new surprise I would use this book for when I am teaching the alphabet and want to show what the letter looks like, how it sounds, and what kind of words would have that letter and why


  10. Shelli Shelli says:

    Typically ABC books are boring, as I guess they should be since they usually don t have any real story line However, I enjoyed this beautifully illustrated read for small readers and listeners I remember when I was younger playing a game with friends where each player would say I am going to the store and I m going to buy and then you would say something you that starts with the letter A The next person would repeat the opening phrase, repeating the A item as well as adding a B item to t Typically ABC books are boring, as I guess they should be since they usually don t have any real story line However, I enjoyed this beautifully illustrated read for small readers and listeners I remember when I was younger playing a game with friends where each player would say I am going to the store and I m going to buy and then you would say something you that starts with the letter A The next person would repeat the opening phrase, repeating the A item as well as adding a B item to the shopping list This would go on and on, passing back and forth til you hit Z or someone gave up I imagine if I were sharing this with a small child it would be fun to incorporate that game with the story