Michael Wertz Writer/Illustrator of ABC Oakland
Laurel Book Store welcomes Michael Wertz to share about his new book on our town ABC Oakland. Come check out this beautifully illustrated exploration of Oakland!
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.
Michael Wertz is a noted Illustrator, Professor at the California College of the Arts, and friend to all four-pawed creatures. He hails from the gently rolling hills of Northerncalifornialand and has been lucky enough to call Oakland his home since 2000. His work has been recognized by Communication Arts and American Illustration, and he has worked with museums like Oakland Museum of California and the de Young, publications like the The New York Times, and bands like Camper Van Beethoven. ABC Oakland is his seventh book for kids. To see more of Michael's work, please visit wertzateria.com.