I finally got my hands on this lovely little picture book. Put aside that isn’t the real story of the Eiffel Tower. From start to finish it’s quaint and lovely. Incredible pen and ink work even on the endpages. Can someone please make this print into wallpaper that I can hang in my house? Thanks.
The black, white and pink palette feels chic and thereby Parisian. There’s some rhyme throughout but occasionally it’s off which makes me think that somethings were lost in translation.
The story, while sweet, is a bit unusual. Madame Eiffel is sick and can’t travel so to make her feel better her husband builds the Eiffel Tower. Why are they flying through the air? I don’t know but isn’t it precious? Doesn’t it make you want to fly over the streets of Paris yourself? Yes, yes it does. Paris picture books excel at that.
I’d recommend it for older picture book readers or one-on-one read alouds.