Saturday, January 10, 2015
#Review: Paris Hop! by Margie Blumberg/ Renee Andriani (Illustrator) #kidsbooks #whatsinaname2015 #NetGalley
On a visit to Paris for just one day, Grandma Goldie is eager to show her granddaughter, Aimee, how the city sparkles in the sun from the top of the Eiffel Tower. But the other joys of "Paree" create delightful detours along the way. Will this peppy pair make it to the tower before sunset? Find out in this charmingly illustrated rhyming tale about the City of Light . . . and happy surprises.
This mostly picture book was cute as far as the pictures go. They were nicely line drawn with lovely colors. The gave action to the book as a whole.
I really cannot say I was overly impressed with the poetry that accompanied it. The author incorporated French words into the poetry which I did find impressive but at the same time annoying. Even though a glossary was added to the beginning of the book it just did not seem like a right fit to me. Maybe if the author had made this as more of a bi-lingual book, I could understand it more. Maybe that was her intention?
I will give her credit where credit is due though. It was fun to see Grandma and grandchild working their way through Paris to a well known icon only to be stopped by other sites on the way. It was a fun way to introduce these great sites to see.
Overall, this book was ok for me. 3 stars.
Disclosure: I received this ARC from the author and NetGalley for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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