Be Our Guest!
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- Publication Date: May 1, 2018
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 10 x 8
- ISBN: 9781419729300
- Page Count: 48
- Illustrations: full-color photography throughout
- Rights: World/All
From the New York Times bestselling photographer of Beaches, Gray Malin!
“Superb and ingenious photographs.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Will capture the attention and interest of young children.” ―School Library Journal
Welcome to the Parker Palm Springs, where you’ll experience a delightful time away, filled with everything you’d expect from a sunny, California vacation.
You can sip lemonade at our favorite watering hole, play games with other guests, and horse around the grounds. But don’t expect to find kids and adults here! Be welcomed by the concierge, Maurice, who is an expressive monkey in a red fez. Get a key from Wally the desk clerk. He’s a wallaby. And the owner of Parker Palm Springs, Mr. Parker, is a majestic lion. A camel hangs out near the pool, then roams the halls, looking for her room. She’s a guest, and her name is Callie. Other animals featured include an elephant, an ostrich, a tiger, a piglet, a giraffe, a zebra, as well as penguins and flamingos.
Parker Palm Springs—designed by Jonathan Adler—has hosted many famous celebrities, from the Kardashians to Brad Pitt to John Travolta. But in this picture book, it is the animals who are having a vacation getaway! Bestselling photographer Gray Malin’s vivid digital photographs depict a bevy of different animals wandering around the hotel and its grounds. If Eloise had lived in an animal-only hotel, it would have the style and whimsy of the Parker.
Reading Be Our Guest! will whisk children away on a temporary holiday, which will be nothing less than extraordinary.
Also available as a board book.
"Malin's superb and ingenious photographs should amuse a broad range of readers."Kirkus Reviews —
"In his first book for children, Malin, who specializes in lush travel photography, has created a junior version of a coffee table book. The images, all shot on location at the actual Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, are saturated with color, the pool shimmers under the desert sky, and the lighting gives all the animals an old-school Hollywood glamour."Publishers Weekly —
"A fantastical and fun hotel that will capture the attention and interest of young children. This extraordinary vacation destination will spark many return visits."School Library Journal —
About the author
Gray Malin is a photographer best known for his aerial beach photography, which he has transformed into a lighthearted, conversation-igniting, joyful brand. His work’s sense of adventure and escapism has turned him into a household name. He lives in Los Angeles.