Help me find my favorite book!
April 23, 2006 4:49 PM   Subscribe

[LongLostChildhoodMemoriesFilter] I am looking for a book that I had as a wee-one, involving a night-time adventure through the city via a boy's imagination and a shoebox diorama.

I've been looking for this book on-and-off for years. I read it when I was little [early/mid 1980s]. The style was very mixed-media. There was a lot of paint and photographic collage. I think that the city was Brooklyn, and I believe that one of the boy's guides through the city was a man with a bird's head. Thanks in advance.
posted by elr to Media & Arts (11 answers total)
I guess it isn't a Newberry, they don't do picturebooks. I believe there were words but I doubt there were that many. A Caldecott, perhaps?
posted by elr at 5:00 PM on April 23, 2006

Is it The Trip?
posted by ericb at 5:07 PM on April 23, 2006

In the Night Kitchen, perhaps?
posted by widerrechtig at 6:19 PM on April 23, 2006

I hope this is a link.
posted by widerrechtig at 6:23 PM on April 23, 2006

Which it clearly isn't. Grrr. Amazon has it. I'm going to hide, now.
posted by widerrechtig at 6:24 PM on April 23, 2006

posted by widerrechtig at 6:26 PM on April 23, 2006

widerrechtig, you need to select text to serve as the text-to-click, then click the link button, then paste in your link. In case you're hiding for good, here's the book you were linking.
posted by donnagirl at 6:27 PM on April 23, 2006

and I missed you on preview
posted by donnagirl at 6:28 PM on April 23, 2006

Thanks, donnagirl... no better way to learn than to screw up, eh?
posted by widerrechtig at 6:29 PM on April 23, 2006

I'm going to second ericb on The Trip. It's by Ezra Jack Keats, who did Snowy Day, and a bunch of other stories set in New York City. They're mostly centered around the same bunch of children as they grow up. The Trip is about one of them that moves away. He makes a shoebox diorama, and he travels into it to visit his friends in the old neighborhood. The bird head, I think, is a mouse head, and the trip happens on halloween. I know all of this because my son has the book and dvd (a scholastic book compilation), which he loves.
posted by Read at 8:49 PM on April 23, 2006

Thanks EricB and Read. I just ordered myself a copy off Amazon! Y'all are great.
posted by elr at 10:56 PM on April 23, 2006

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