Ask GGW: What are good pro-urbanist kids' books?
On Twitter, Topher Mathews recently joked, "Daughter being indoctrinated with pro-Height Act propaganda in daycare."
This book appears to be about how two animals get into a competition and build their houses higher and higher, until they fall over from the wind. It might subtly encourage a view that tall buildings are bad, but probably it's just a fun parable about cooperation.
Geoff Hatchard then mused about whether there are more urbanist-oriented kid books.
Sophie loves Subway, by Anastasia Suen and Karen Katz, which shows a mother and daughter riding on the New York subway. (Though rail geeks might notice that the specific combinations of lines in the images of stations don't actually exist.)
What good urbanist children's books, about buildings and/or transportation in cities, do you know?
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