ABC Oakland By Michael Wertz
A is for Aviary, a home for the birds; B is for Broadway, from College to Third. C is for Cranes standing tall in the sky; D is for Dogs, wagging tails, saying “hi!” This enchanting picture book highlights landmarks and themes that exemplify Oakland's unique culture, from the myriad food trucks on International Boulevard to the giant redwoods that stretch up to the sky. Michael Wertz's bold, whimsical prints and jaunty text reflect the city's energetic and wonderfully diverse atmosphere. Bursting with civic pride, ABC Oakland encourages children and adults alike to explore the possibilities that the Town has to offer. Hardcover.
On Fairyland's Magic Tree, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf reads from "ABC Oakland."
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Children's Fairyland has been an Oakland institution since 1950. This is where kids and grown children alike explore its refreshingly low-tech landscape of Storybook sets and playgrounds, tunnels, and mazes. Parents know to check out the magical pumpkin of coffee post haste upon entry, and not to miss the puppet show, the live animals, the Jolley Trolley, and the Wonderland Tunnel. And of course, you must buy a Magic Key to unlock the stories of years past. Learn more about how to support them on their own site, or find more of their fun products right here on Keep Oakland Alive.