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Los Angeles is . . . surfing waves and fashion faves, citrus fruits and long commutes, lowrider cruising and poolside snoozing, zipping cars and Hollywood stars. From taco trucks to tar pits, this stylish primer to California’s City of Angels, written by Elisa Parhad and illustrated by Alexander Vidal, is spot-on for toddlers and first-time travelers.
Board Book, 24 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Cameron
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Sian
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is such a sweet little book about the quintessential essences of Los Angeles. My children love the illustrations as much as the words, and the way the book inside cover, moves from day to night by the end of the book. A must for any Angeleno or any tourist to the city, who wants to be reminded of LA's distinctive flavors after they have departed. I would love to see more of this format for different cities throughout the US. I am actually going to use it with my creative writing class ...more
Yapha
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nice rhyming introduction to Los Angeles for all ages.
Stephanie Bange
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Elisa Parhad and Alexander Vidal both obviously love Los Angeles; it is evident in every word and image in this rhyming board book of sights to see in LA.

Parhad lists 19 things associated with the City of Angels, using rhyming couplets. Each phrase is 3-4 syllables long, with the closing lines longer. Whether it's at the beach, people you can see, places to visit, places to eat, each cultural detail is iconic to the region.

Vidal's stylized, flat artwork brings the text to life. Endsheets show a
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Los Angeles Is… by Elisa Parhad, illustrated by Alexander Vidal. BOARD BOOK. Cameron Kids, 2018. $13. 9781944903237

BUYING ADVISORY: Pre-K - OPTIONAL

AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE

Welcome to Los Angeles. Parhad distills the flavor of the city down to its essence, while Vidal provides illustrations with a cool retro vibe that fits the character of the city perfectly. Everything is rooted in LA of a by-gone era. Residents and fans of the city will love this for themselves or their friends having babies.
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A cultural anthropologist at heart and by trade, Elisa Parhad is passionate about exploring place, space, design, and culture. After completing Bachelors degrees in Cultural Anthropology and International Business at the University of Texas at Austin, she spent nearly a decade studying American subcultures and communities to inform marketing messaging and advertising campaigns. She has called ...more
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