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San Francisco Picture Books
YA & Children's Books Set in the San Francisco Bay Area
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Dec 07, 2008 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all young children who live in San Francisco or who visit San Francisco
I really enjoyed this book. Goodnight Moon has never been a favorite of mine; I liked this book better. I live in San Francisco and have spent the majority of my life here. It’s not a scintillating story but the book managed to hit on many of the landmarks in San Francisco that I love and, given that I’m very fond of the city, now that I know this book exists, I’ll probably make it one of the books I give as new baby gifts to babies born in San Francisco. I am also interested in some of the othe ...more
It mentions Golden Gate Park right at the fist page but no mention of the bridge. Every San Franciscan knows they are pretty far away. Plus you leave the best for last. Great complicated words for a baby though. I'm sure the baby will say "wtf is exploratorium?!l" but it's all good :)
The book I’m reviewing is a children's book, Goodnight San Francisco, by Adam Gamble. This book goes around San Francisco and says goodnight to all the monuments of the great city. The books starts off down by the bay at fisherman’s wharf, then heads to legendary, twisty Lombard street. After that, it says hello to the cliff then stops at the Exploratorium. After that, the day is done and brings the kids to bed. Something I would critique about this book is how they don’t give details about the ...more
I spent all my summers growing up in beautiful San Francisco, so as I read this book to the new little one in the family it brings back so many memories of all the places, and things I've done in this truly wonderful city. I love that these books open kids up to new places:)
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