At Lake Tahoe, California the landscape changes along with the beauty of nature. This is a fun place to hike, bike or simply take a walk. You can drive from place to place and explore all on your own. There are bridges to cross, waterfalls to see, and the largest alpine lake in the United States, Lake Tahoe in Emerald Bay State Park, a California state park preserving Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay, a National Natural Landmark! When you go to this place, there is more than anyone could ever put into any single book. This is why award-winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, and photographer John D. Weigand NEVER show everything there is to see in their travel guides for kids. Dyan believes imagination and adventure go together, and so these books look through the eyes of a child and see what a child sees–NO spoon-fed facts here! These books have very large print that a child can see the words easily as little eyes begin to read. The repetition, rhyme and humor all contribute to the process of learning. This is a book a child can make his or her own. Older children should write in the margins, take notes on what they see, and also insert their own photographs and drawings. No, there aren’t any envelopes or flaps to stuff; and there are no “fill in the blanks.” This would destroy the book’s purpose. The purpose is to learn to think.