A Walk in Paris (Hardcover)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763669843, 38pp.
Publication Date: March 11, 2014
Praise For A Walk in Paris…
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. ... 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.
The consciously retro illustrations in soft, muted colors are lively and expressive, and there’s a nice balance between detailed images and simple silhouettes. ... Sparkling lights and lovely sights fill this whirlwind tour of Paris
Mixed-media illustrations capture the feel of the city while retaining Rubbino’s breezy and highly appealing style. Pure pleasure for armchair travelers.
Rubbino creates his rich, lively illustrations through a mix of traditional media and digital collage. It's just the right feel for a book about such a stylish city.
—The Sunday Plain Dealer