cover image A Walk in Paris

A Walk in Paris

Salvatore Rubbino. Candlewick, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-7636-6984-3

Having previously taken readers on sojourns through New York City and London, Rubbino follows a girl and her grandfather through the streets of Paris in this elegant companion book. The girl narrates excitedly (“Around the corner, we find the River Seine!”) while her grandfather offers occasional details about the Place Saint-Michel, the Louvre, and more. Brief informational captions about Parisian landmarks, cuisine, and language are tucked throughout the mixed-media illustrations, whose muted palette and looseness of line are appropriately chic. Rubbino saves Paris’s most famous landmark for last, giving the Eiffel Tower its due in a vertical gatefold that showcases the gleaming structure against a starry night sky. Ages 4–8. (Mar.)