Art included in the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles' Illustration West show.

Praise for San Francisco Baby:

"Not only is this the ideal book for someone who lives either in San Francisco, the Bay Area or Northern California; it is also an excellent way of showing a child what to expect on a visit to this fabulous city."

Curl Up With a Good Book

San Francisco Baby

By Tess Shea and Jerome Pohlen. IllustratedArt by Violet Lemay


  • Includes activities and reading tips

  • A fun and creative homage to the the City by the Bay

  • Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, Bay Area locals and visitors alike

  • Small and sturdy format, round corners for extra safety


6 x 6 inches - 22 pages - Board Book - ISBN: 9781938093166




In this snapshot of San Francisco, spirited and charming images pair with quirky text to guide young readers through this unique city. Babies act as tour guides, showcasing where they live and play in the city while providing an authentic tour of all things local in this sturdy and appealing board book. From famed attractions to iconic landmarks, this educational and entertaining read captures the essence of what it means to live in and visit the City by the Bay.


About the Authors

Tess Shea is an elementary school teacher who has taught ESL in Miami, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay area. She lives in Elmhurst, Illinois.


Jerome Pohlen has written for the Chicago Reader, Reader's Digest, and Time Out Chicago and is the author of Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids, Doodle Chicago, Oddball Illinois, and more than 20 travel, science, and children's books. 


Violet Lemay is an award-winning illustrator whose children's books include Doodle San Francisco, Doodle New York, Beach Doodles, Doodle Chicago, Isabella’s Shoe Studio, My Foodie ABC, and New York Baby. Her work has appeared in American Baby, Better Homes and Gardens, Elle, Family Circle, The New York Times, Parent and Child, and The Wall Street Journal. 

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