Pop-up Paris (Lonely Planet Kids)
Question: Why didn’t Lonely Planet publish these books when I was a kid?Pop-Up Paris is a beautifully illustrated addition to the Lonely Planet Kids imprint. The entire collection of pop-ups are sure to inspire children to experience all the awe-inspiring and unusual places in the world, but for the sake of this review we’ll focus on Paris.
The designs and colors used provide an eye-catching tour of the City of Light (20,000 light bulbs light up the Eiffel Tower every night) with destinations ranging from the Arc de Triomphe to the River Seine. Illustrations are paired with informational text about the different sights and, yes, a tower of macarons is included (an extra special “thank you goes to Caterina de Medici’s pastry chef). The magical windmill of the Moulin Rouge springs from the page and the gargoyles of Notre Dame act as not-so-stoic guardians over the city. All of this makesPop-Up Paris a delightful glimpse into an iconic city that will place Paris on any child’s bucket list. My only concern is that it isn’t longer.
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