What I loved: This book features a lot of cool facts in a really fun way. For instance, when talking about the state flower of California, the poppy, the book teaches that they "can keep themselves warm by closing up their petals, like a tiny hug." The illustrations have all sorts of interesting details along with cute children and animals on each page, giving kids a lot to check out. The redwoods page also has a fun feature in that it turns to the side to give an idea of those huge and impressive trees. This would be a great choice for preschool and elementary school children who are going to visit or who want to learn more about the state where they live.
Final verdict: A simple travel guide for children, WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA is an entertaining picture book with fun facts about the state.