Published By

Cameron Kids


April 2018




8 x 7 inches
24 pages

“Los Angeles Is…” was published by Cameron Kids in April 2018. The board book represents my first foray into book packaging. More than just an author, a book packager pulls the entire book project together, from envisioning the format, writing the book, finding an illustrator, directing the illustrations and finding a publisher to market and distribute the end result. I loved every part of making this idea come to life. The process helped me understand some fundamental ideas about the world of children’s book publishing, the challenge of creating a simple, yet engaging product for kids and that a children’s book may have less text and look more “fun,” but is not any less difficult or time-consuming to create than a book for adults. I'm grateful for Alexander Vidal for helping me bring my vision to paper, and Cameron Books for helping me bring that paper to the people. "New York Is..." comes out in Fall 2022.

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About the Book:

A stylish board book featuring the sights and delights of Los Angeles in simple rhyme and gorgeous illustrations, Los Angeles is . . . is the first title in a series of regional board books written by Elisa Parhad and illustrated by Alexander Vidal. From taco trucks to tar pits, this chic primer to California’s City of Angels is spot-on for toddlers and first time travelers.