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By Ludwig Bemelmans

Thames and Hudson, $18.95, ages 3 and up

Ludwig Bemelmans is best known for his Paris-set “Madeline” books, but “Sunshine,” first published in 1950, is his ode to New York City. Mr. Sunshine is very picky about who can rent his apartment — he wants someone quiet, with no pets and who will pay rent on time. Miss Moore seems a perfect tenant — until it turns out she runs a music school.

The illustrations will be familiar to “Madeline” lovers, as will Bemelmans’ rhythmic rhyme.



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