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Adele & Simon

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Instant classic is like a kid tour of 1900s Paris.

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Anyone traveling to Paris with their kids should definitely read this book, but armchair travelers will enjoy it, too. The adventures of ADELE & SIMON are memorable, the places they go are real places, and their book is the real deal. From cover to cover, it's a classic.

With gentle color and delicately drawn sketches, Barbara McClintock has painted so much realistic detail into each scene that the missing books or crayons or hat seem almost inconsequential ... even though, with careful searching, each can be found. With a slight twist at the end, the story develops in a simple and inevitable way. However, the artistic and historical richness of each page, including the covers and endpapers, make this a book that will be memorable to both kids and adults.

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