Tuesday, February 7, 2012
CC and I read a lot of books. One, however, stands out not only because of its intricately illustrated pages and fun, kid-friendly facts, but also because of its familiarity.
"City of Angels: In and Around Los Angeles," written by Julie Jaskol & Brian Lewis and illustrated by Elisa Kleven, is a magical and informative book perfect for little Angeleno explorers.
Pat, who blogs at Eating LA, passed it along to me a few years ago, and CC and I have gotten such enjoyment out of it the more we've explored the city ourselves.
The colorful pages show a bustling Chinatown, Griffith Park showered in greenery and curious families eyeballing the sculpted elephants at the La Brea Tar Pits. And, don't forget Hollywood, the Getty Center and Angels Flight.
CC has seen all of these Los Angeles hot spots in person and remembers those experiences all over again every time we read this book. I would recommend "City of Angels" to any parent or child who lives here in the city or is visiting L.A. or has far-away friends or family in the City of Angels.
For CC, it's a wonderful way to learn about her hometown.