A Lion in Paris by Beatrice Alemagna Book Review

A Lion in Paris by Beatrice Alemagna
Publisher: Tate
Release Date: April 15, 2014

Beatrice Alemagna's books have been published all over the world. She has many awards as an author and illustrator. A Lion in Paris is one of her many books that has finally made its way to America. Her mixed media illustrations give the book an almost Monty Python feel, but without the goof factor. Although I really like this book, I think something may have been lost in translation. I do not speak French myself, but I am sure that the nuances of the language could not be fully captured in English. The size and reading orientation of the book would probably make it difficult to read in a storytime setting, not to mention the nuances of the illustrations would be lost if you were sitting far away, but overall I think the book is wonderfully imaginative.