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Neela Goes To San Francisco (2-6yrs)

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Neela Goes to San Francisco is a colorful counting book centered around little Neela's adventures discovering the surprises and delights of San Francisco. Accompanied by her beloved Bear-Bear, Neela delights in the big and small things that make this city so charming - watching the bustling city go by through an apartment window, seeing the giant redwood trees in Golden Gate Park, and hearing the sea lions bark at each other at Pier 39.

Each spread offers engagement for children through bold illustrations and encouragement to count out all of the pieces of Neela's adventure. An illustrated map of San Francisco is featured at the end of the book to highlight each discovery throughout the exploration of the city.

This book was inspired by Meenal's niece, Neela, and her visit to San Francisco." It was amazing to see the curiosity, wonder, and delight that she had for all the things we saw during her visit. Her reactions inspired me to try to capture the magic of this city in a book to share with other children.

I also strongly believe in the movement to introduce more diversity into children's books - to show characters that are beyond the majority to offer all children an expanded worldview or an opportunity to see themselves in characters."

Ages 2-6

24 pages

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