Little City Book by Annie Ingle illustrated by Edward Miller
c. 1994 ISBN 0-679-85290-5
The book that came my way is damaged and there is no copy in the Toronto Public Library not even in the Lillian H. Smith Collection and the offerings from resellers are rather on the expensive side for a non-collector.
I am captivated by the rhymes and by the bold verging on the abstract design.
One online bookseller describes the chunky book thus
Bold, colorful illustrations capture all the teeming excitement of the city, from commuters rushing to work to the nighttime skyscrapers sparkling with millions of lights. For children under three.
And over 40.
I went searching for more art by Edward Miller and found a portfolio on line
Where I found a variant illustration (there is surely a story here).
Which do you like better? The blues and blacks? Or the orange, rose and yellow?
I do like the one with a tree spanning the gutter.
And so for day 2788