A Review of "T is for Twin Cities: A Minneapolis/St. Paul Alphabet" in Midwest Book Review
Midwest Book Review (Oct 2012)
“T is for Twin Cities: A Minneapolis/St. Paul Alphabet” is a historically based colorful alphabet book that explores famous landmarks and traditions of the Minneapolis/ St, Paul area in Minnesota. Every page features a letter related to a special Twin Cities feature, subject, or topic, with an explanatory paragraph accompanied by a full page color illustration of the subject. In a popular example, “T is for Twin Cities” tells of the famous comic artist, Charles Schultz (for “C”), former Twin Cities resident and creator of Peanuts, Snoopy, Lucy, and Charlie Brown. Other representative choices include “A is for art,” with a picture of the spoonbridge fountain with a cherry in Minneapolis, and “G is for Tyrone Guthrie,” founder of Minneapolis’ famous Guthrie Theater. Other popular alphabet choices include Vikings, State Fair, Keillor (Garrison), and University, in addition to River, Ice, and Zero degrees. Written for children ages 6-10, “T is for Twin Cities” is a great way to introduce kids to many fun facts and fascinating background stories of the beautiful Twin Cities area in Minneapolis and St. Paul.