Rubbino has completed three city walking books - one each in London & New York and now, his latest A Walk in Paris.
The story follows a young girl and her grandfather as they explore Paris together.
They use the metro, visit the markets, taste cheese, discuss Parisian style, stroll through gardens and admire the art and architecture.
Maps on the front and end papers help to highlight the main points of interest.
Each page also has useful little French snippets such as French words and phrases, appropriate facts and figures, a little history and a fold up Eiffel Tower at night page!
Rubbino's illustrations are very retro and reminiscent of Sasek's original great cities of the world series. (Although the content is completely up to date.) It's a friendly, easy to read travelogue dressed up in a children's picture book!
The book feels familiar and cosy to adult readers, but I know that my booklets don't like books that look old, so I'm not sure how successful this will be with younger, modern readers.