Synopses & Reviews
A Lion in Paris
is widely regarded as the most accomplished book by multi-award-winning childrenandrsquo;s author/illustrator Beatrice Alemagna. It tells the story of a lion who, bored by his rural life in the savanna, seeks excitement and opportunity in the City of Light. Upon arriving in Paris, the lion is disappointed to find that despite his size, people barely pay attention to him, not even when he lets out a ferocious roar on the busy underground Mandeacute;tro.
Revealing the sights and sounds of Paris from Montmartre to the Eiffel Tower, this beautifully illustrated book successfully conveys the experience of being a stranger in a new city and the process of understanding oneandrsquo;s own identity.
Praise for A Lion in Paris
andquot;This oversized book about a bored young lion who visits Paris to find andldquo;a job, love and a futureandrdquo; is worth every bit of paper and ink. The lion atop the Eiffel Tower, mane blowing in the wind, captures the essence of this artful, whimsical delight.andquot;
andmdash;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
andquot;By the time he decides to settle in the City of Lights, readers will be thoroughly charmed by both the lion and his creator.andquot;
andquot;Ms. Alemagnaand#39;s illustrations are made up of drawings, colored cutouts and bits of photographyandmdash;an increasingly popular approach known as mixed-media collageandmdash;and she is playful with perspective. The effect is both mesmerizing and warming as we follow the great beast around the City of Light.andquot;
andmdash;The Wall Street Journal
andquot;This understated British romp will have readers absorbed in its details.andquot;
andquot;With snappy words and lively, whimsical scenes, this British import will tickle plenty of funny bones.andquot;
Follow Samuel Drew and his toy dog as they make their way to visit the possums at London Zoo! Disappointed that the possums are asleep, Samuel heads back the way he came, unwittingly surprising onlookers who notice that the possums have decided to follow him. Children will delight in spotting the differences in streetscapes as Samuel walks to and from the zoo. Written in rhyming verse, this humorous caper beautifully illustrates the richness of cosmopolitan London.
The latest book from award-winning illustrator Beatrice Alemagna is a tender and humorous reflection on toddlerhood that will strike a chord with parents and toddlers alike. Boubo is eager to show that heandrsquo;s not a baby anymore. He wants everyone to know heandrsquo;s on his way to being a andldquo;big kidandrdquo; and, to prove his case, he is proud to demonstrate his newfound abilities: He can ride a bike, order for himself in a restaurant, and much more!
Little Big Boubo portrays a unique stage of child development with empathy and humor, and is a delightful celebration of a parentandrsquo;s love.
Big Ben is chiming, itandrsquo;s quarter to eight, and London is calling, we mustnandrsquo;t be late!
From the creators of A Possumandrsquo;s Tail comes another fun, rhyming adventure. London Calls zooms past parks and palaces, monuments and museumsandmdash;all the major sights and sounds of the British capitalandmdash;at a pace that readers of all ages will find exhilarating.
In this thrilling tourandmdash;by red double-decker bus, the Tube, bicycle, boat, and on foot!andmdash;a mother and daughter see parks and paintings and palaces, ride the London Eye and look out for ghosts in the Tower, shop, stop for tea, and make the acquaintance of Nelsonandrsquo;s Column, the Gherkin, and and#160;the Shard, not to mention a whole host of other characters who make London the rich and diverse city that it is today. Expressing all the energy, history, and excitement that London has to offer, London Calls is both a perfect introduction to and memento of an unrivaled city
About the Author
Beatrice Alemagna is a multi-award-winning author/illustrator from Bologna, Italy. Now living in Paris, she has worked as the poster artist for Centre Pompidou for over 10 years and is the author of over 20 books for children, translated into 13 different languages. Her artwork has been the subject of 14 solo exhibitions and has been featured in group exhibitions in major museums. Accolades include a Bologna Ragazzi special mention, the Rueil-Malmaison Best Illustrator Prize, and, twice, the Baobab Prize for the most innovative book for children.