Everybody loves Leo Politi, who wrote and illustrated dozens of children's books, many of which are set in the Latino communities of Southern California. Parents and children�and their children's children�have grown up reading his stories. Libraries, parks, and schools have been named in his honor; in 2008, on what would have been his one hundredth birthday, there were cel...more
Politi works to capture a slice of life in Los Angeles during that time period.
Favorite line: Some nice descriptive text ---
"The golden rays of the warm spring sun glittered joyfully over the colorful parade."
Favorite illustration: The title page!
Kid-appeal: I think this would be useful in studying Latino culture in the Los Angeles/Southern California area. As noted above, there are also some really nice examples of the use of descriptive words that'd be great to share with kids. Nice, cheery illustrations.