Book reviews: Babar’s Guide to Paris by Laurent de Brunhoff
Who better to guide tourists in the City of Light than its most learned pachyderm? A work of art in its own right, the latest episode of Babar’s adventures sees the friendly elephant sharing his thoughts on the capital with his daughter Isabelle, on her way to Paris.
As eye-catching as it is elegant, The Babar Guide to Paris checks out all the must-see sites – inviting readers to stroll along the banks, browse booksellers‘ the stalls by the river, spending hours in the Louvre and even braving the metro crowds – through the charming and nostalgic watercolors that have captured the imagination of generations.
Illustrator Laurent de Brunhoff has sworn to take up the torch from Babar at the age of 21, after the death of his father and creator of the friendly elephant, Jean. Now 92, he continues to hold his end of the bargain with this playful and wonderful love letter to the French capital.
Excerpt from France Today magazine
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