Hello, Paris! and Hello, New York! by Christopher Francechelli, illustrated by Geraldine Cosneau
For babies who travel, or will travel someday, or anyone who loves cities, Hello, Paris! and Hello, New York! by Christopher Franceschelli and illustrated by Geraldine Cosneau have created two fantastic books that use die cuts to reveal the wonders of each city. Starting with a pop-out map that places the landmarks to follow, these sturdy board books are perfect to take along on a trip or simply enjoy for their lovely design and illustrations.
Hello, Paris! visits the landmarks you might expect while also giving readers a trip down the Seine, a ride on the Métro, a peek inside the Centre Pompidou and a stroll through the Saint-Ouen flea market. Hello, Paris! ends with a two-page, three-fold spread (one out and one up) that reveals the Eiffel Tower, glittering in the moonlight.
Hello, New York! starts at Washington Square Park with a view through the Arch then on to Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library. A view from the top of the Empire State Building is followed by a stop in Chinatown and a stroll through Central Park and a show at the Apollo. Hello, New York! ends with a two-page, three panel fold-up-and-out that starts at the Brooklyn Bridge and opens to show the city skyline at night, with the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center in the foreground with these powerful words, "Stand tall. Stand proud. Stand free. New York. What a city!"
Source: Review Copies