Welcome to California

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Welcome to California
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4+
Release Date
January 05, 2021
ISBN
978-0593178232
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Welcome to California! We're glad you're here! Introducing a new series of picture books about each US state.

Children from California and those who'd like to visit California one day will love this bright, cheerful, fact-filled picture book celebration of "The Golden State." With information about the state's animals, plants, regions, food, people, customs, and fun places to visit, this tribute to California is the perfect gift for vacationers and residents alike. The warm, bright illustrations highlight the many delights to be found throughout the state, and the easy-yet-informative details ("The biggest trees you'll ever see are in California! The redwood tree is the tallest living thing on Earth") give just the right amount of information to kids from preschool on up.

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fun travel guide for children
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA is a fun picture book of facts about the state. It covers topics from the state capitol to the state animal to cool features of the state, such as the redwood forests. This would be great as a tour guide before visiting to know interesting facts about the state or as an overview of the basics. The information is conveyed in a simple way to help get young readers excited about the state and the interesting things you'll find there.

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.
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