Great reviews are pouring in for My Washington, D.C‬.!  The book, published by Little, Brown/Hachette, hits stores September 6th and we can’t wait for you all to see it!

School Library Journal:

“…As readers pore over these illustrations of monuments, seats of government, and museums, they are also encouraged to search for eagles, stars, and a cat hidden in each picture, adding to the book’s interactive nature. An illustrated map highlighting each site visited as well as other prominent locations graces the endpapers, allowing readers to revisit their journey. VERDICT This merry work is a good choice for young readers who are curious about our capital as well as educators who want to introduce Washington, DC, before a trip or lesson.”

Kirkus Review:

“From Union Station to the Lincoln Memorial, Jakobsen’s double-page spreads depict the monuments and structures in Washington, D.C., that are highest in child appeal. Readers are invited to search each diverse, Where’s Waldo-esque crowd for two white tourists named Becky and Martin, a cat, and a total of 40 eagles and 300 stars. It is the oil paintings, however, that make this book memorable…”

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Publishers Weekly:

“More than 20 years after My New York, folk artist Jakobsen returns to explore the American capital as a girl named Becky recounts her whirlwind visit to Washington, D.C. Jakobsen depicts Washington attractions in intricately detailed oil paintings, including a cross-section of the White House, a look inside the National Museum of Natural History, and an especially striking foldout image of the Washington Monument, the sky above ablaze with fireworks. Crowded scenes invite close inspection (and readers are invited to locate particular items in the pictures), while ornate border artwork adds further visual dimension. Though Becky’s conversational narrative is primarily concerned with providing information about the city and its history, as opposed to a storyline, the rich illustrations provide a gratifying and grand tour of the nation’s capital.”

Order My Washington, D.C. today!