Maybe it's because my supervisor is currently vacationing in France (Jealous? Who? Me?) that this week my picks are devoted to the grand city of Paris, picture book-style.
|Kiki & Coco in Paris by photographer Stephanie Rausser (Cameron + Company, 2011)|
The work of the outstanding photographer Stephanie Rausser and doll maker Jess Brown is combined in this journey of a little girl, Kiki, and her doll, Coco, to the city of Paris, France, written by Nina Gruener. My first thought as I read this book was - What an amazing experience for that little girl! And then a moment later - I want to be the parent who vacations to Paris with their young child! Alas, I'm currently sitting in front of a computer in a windowless office in a (fantastic!) library in a small city in Oregon - not out roaming the streets and museums of Paris with my child. C'est la vie. But I sure can enjoy the view in Kiki & Coco in Paris. You might also like this slideshow here.
|Henri's Walk to Paris by Leonore Klein, illustrated by Saul Bass (Universe, 2012)|
We've been enjoying this one at my house lately. As noted in The New York Times ~ "No question, this is the kind of children’s book that arty parents like to display in their Dwell-decorated nurseries. But it’s also the kind of book that will stir a wandering spirit in imaginative children. Klein’s delightful text, like Bass’s bold graphics, is spot on."