Monday, January 01, 2007

I love Paris in the springtime

It's been awhile since I've read a truly great new kid's book. I think Adele and Simon fits the bill. The story isn't much, older sister Adele takes Simon home from school in late 19th century Paris. At each stop, around well known Parisian attractions, he loses something he is bringing home.

What makes it great is the artwork. Like the excellent Crossing, the art will keep bringing you back. The pictures are filled with period detail and sly allusions like a troop of girls from the Madeline books, and artists aplenty. Somewhere in each image you can find Simon's missing item, which makes for even more fun for your kids. Check this one out.

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