Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Adele and Simon by Barbara McClintock - review

Adele and Simon by Barbara McClintock.

I wouldn't have given a damn whether or not my kids liked this book, which tracks big sister Adele and her careless little brother Simon as they journey home from school in late 19th century Paris, passing through the Paleontology Museum, the Louvre, etc. The illustrations are lovely and witty and detailed, and I just eat that stuff up.

But part of the fun of this book is finding the items that Simon drops, and then retracing their path through the neighborhoods, and my kids loved it almost as much as I did.

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