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San Francisco Monsters: A Search-and-Find Book

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Do you know San Francisco? The majestic city on the edge of the Pacific Ocean is such a great place to live that even little monsters have taken up residence there. Did you know that?

Monsters are masters of camouflage who can easily hide in plain sight. They sneak aboard the city’s famed cable cars, go undercover among the sea lions of Fisherman’s Wharf and even roam the G
Board Book, 22 pages
Published May 16th 2017 by City Monsters
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Whispering Stories
Back in January I had the pleasure of reviewing ‘New York City Monsters’. At the time I hadn’t realised that the book was going to be part of a collection, with San Francisco, Boston and Chicago ready to be released in May.

I awarded ‘New York City Monsters’ five stars, so when the San Francisco Monsters became available to read and review I jumped at the chance. The difference between these two books, to me, is that I have been to New York so the places in the book were familiar. With this book,
I really like the idea of this book. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities to visit, and has many interesting things to see and do. I can imagine a book like this, with "monsters" to find hiding in various places around the city, could interest a kid who is on a trip in San Francisco, or will be visiting, and give them a fun introduction to some places they're likely to see. I very much like the fact that the monsters here are not scary, but was disappointed this book is so short. This is d ...more
Wayne McCoy
May 19, 2017 rated it liked it
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'San Francisco Monsters: A Search-And-Find Book' by Carine LaForest with art by Stephanie MacKay is a picture book introdution to a city, with the additional task of looking for hidden monsters.

The familiar sites of San Francisco are presented: The Golden Gate Bridge, Hyde and Lombardi streets, Fisherman's Wharf and others. Hidden among the drawings are little monsters to find. Some are pretty obvious, and some are hidden a bit more. Each page tells you how many monsters are hiding.

It's a cute b
Tracey Wheeler
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an informative book, it introduces sightseeing of San Francisco, a place I've never visited. If I were to go I'd get this for my child so that we could plan an itinerary. Looking for monsters was fun too. This is a superb book if you are planning a trip. There are other locations in the series too. Lovely pictures with well hidden monsters. It would make a great game to find monsters in between visiting each site of interest. I think it really draws children in to the whole sight seeing exp ...more
Another cute installment in the city monsters series, this time set in San Francisco (which I am the least familiar with, so it was quite fun for me too to learn about the most famous sights!) However, I found that the monsters in this installment were not as good at hiding, were not as well blended with the background and it did not take much searching at all to find them. NYC, especially, was much harder! But, any child I'm sure would have fun with this, especially if they read the entire seri ...more
Paul Franco
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
As always, each page contains not-always-scary monsters to find. That’s the entire game, and really all you need. Each setting is brightly colored yet realistic, as the Golden Gate Bridge, Painted Ladies, and brickwork of Ghirardelli Square attest to.
Maybe it’s the locale, but I enjoyed this one a little more than the previous editions in Chicago or Noo Yawk.
Donna Maguire
I loved this book and found it fun, with lovely, bright and clear images. It has some good basic details on the buildings and sites in San Francisco and can see it being warmly enjoyed by any children going to this lovely city for a holiday or mini break. This is the second search and find book and I found this one a lot easier to find the Monsters (which is a good thing!)
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another successful travel book full of monsters to find.
Vidya Tiru
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a part of a series of travel books for children and what wonderful books they are!!! This series is a really cool concept making it fun for kids to learn about places to visit and interesting sights to see in a city while looking for monsters in each page of the book! Each page of the book mentions an attraction with an interesting fact or two about it; and your job (well, actually your child’s!) is to find the many monsters lurking on that page (but I competed with mine to find the ...more
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Aug 16, 2018
Note: I received a digital ARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
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