City Street Beat

In City Street Beat, a young girl travels along a city’s twisty road on her way to a friend’s house. Together, they embark on an adventure, taking in all the city’s sights and sounds. They hear the tippy, tappy clack of high heels on the sidewalk; the strumming and drumming of a three-piece band; the flipping and flapping of dancing pigeons; and more. The girls move and groove to the rock-n-roll and razz-ma-tazz of the city’s hip-hop beat using all five senses until at last it’s time to say good-bye.

  • 9780807511657
  • March 2015

Other Places to Buy


  • This evocation of the urban soundscape makes a good choice for a noisy, active storytime.

    - Booklist Online

  • Bakos’s perky full-color artwork re-creates the movement found within the city…There is much to see in this cheerful tale that will stimulate readers’ imaginations while showcasing city life.

    - School Library Journal

  • Bakos’s busy illustrations, painted in a vivid palette, offer a cheerful, multicultural cast and abundant city bustle to explore.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • This is a good read-aloud selection to celebrate the beauty and hustle and bustle of urban life.

    - Library Media Connection


Barbara Bakos

Common Core

RL.1.1,3,4,5,7,10 RF.1.2,3,4,4a,4b,4c L.1.4,4a,5,6 W.1.2,3,5,8