Gr 3-4-- In the form of journal entries, an eight-year-old girl narrates anecdotes about her city neighbors. After introducing her apartment house and its windows on her world, she records six episodes in the daily lives of friends and family. With their vibrant color, frontal planes, skewed perspectives, and reduced detail, the full-page paintings recall the naive style of such artists as Vera B. Williams, Dayal Kaur Khalsa, and Frane Lessac. The book applies well to exercises in journal-writing, developing powers of observation, and appreciating other people. --Karen Litton, London Public Libraries