Tigerlilly Quinn: We Like To Read - A Lion in Paris

Monday, 3 March 2014

We Like To Read - A Lion in Paris

I have an extra special 'we like to read' today from one of my favourite bloggers! I know you will love her, over to you Lori! x



Hi, I'm Lori, mama of a boy called F, exploring the wilds of motherhood over on my blog Wild & Grizzly.  I'm guest posting for the lovely Fritha today and sharing one of my good book reviews. I hope you like it. x

If you have visited my blog over the last month, you'll know that I've been a little bit in love with Paris. The architecture, the food, the art, ah the romance of it all. So on our return I couldn't resist buying F this good book to remind him of his adventures. 

A Lion in Paris is one of those books that the moment you see it, you know you must have it. Its beautiful large format holds the stunning illustrations of multi-award winning author/illustrator Beatrice Alemagna. The story unfolds as a lonely lion, bored of his existence in the savannah, travels to Paris for a different pace of life. On reaching the city of light, the lion is disappointed as he blends into the blur of the Parisian backdrop, puzzled at the lack of stares or screams he roars out for attention in the metro only to be ignored. Feeling sad and alone he wanders the streets, visiting some of the iconic landmarks the city has to offer. 

'When he went out into the street, it started to rain. That made him think of the his lovely sunny grasslands and he felt sad. He turned all grey and shiny like the roofs around him'

What was once grey and cold, he now finds full of light and beauty, bewitched by his new home he finds a place where he can stay and be admired forever. 

Turning each page of this book is like discovering a new masterpiece, a montage of mediums coming together to create illustrations with depth and character. The muted tones and delicate drawings invites you to explore its pages, which accents the city over the century. The small details of baguettes, cut out people from different eras, the black habit nuns, all nod at life as it was and is, in this vibrant place. This book would make a great gift for any child wanting to explore their imagination, or for an adult with a love of beautiful things. 

If you want to read about our adventures in Paris then pop over and say hi. 



What are you reading this week?
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61 comments:

Tracy K Nixon said...

I adore the Pink Blossom table lamp c/w shade!

Jess Helicopter said...

Love the Plane ceiling light! Wish it was a Helicopter tho. ;)

Claire Smith said...

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Jane Irene Berrow said...

http://www.lightingmajestic.co.uk/searchlight-floor-lamp-chrome-glass.html
I love this stylish floor lamp.

haxell said...

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Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

Lorraine Stone said...

Enluce Outdoor Post Light - I like this.

emma walters said...

Morgan 2 Light Table Lamp Satin Chrome

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Linda Tweed said...

The Capri Table Lamp in Antique Cream - simple but elegant.

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Claire O'Neill said...

I love the sphere floor lamp in black.It would look amazing in my living room!!Beautiful lamps....all of em!

maci234 said...

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Leanne Lunn said...

I love the Lento 5 Light Semi-Flush Ceiling Light

suzanne drummond said...

love the dynamo floor lamp

Susan Joyce Rogers said...

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Paula Harvey said...

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Debora said...

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Debora Ferri
debby_f@hotmail.it

Danielle said...

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ann weir said...

http://www.lightingmajestic.co.uk/flexible-floor-lamp-chrome.html love this! Do a lot of cross stitch at night and my one is very temperamental lol

TracyJo said...

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Bonnie Rose said...

The pictures in that book are beautiful.

laura redburn said...

this looks AMAZING! i seriously want this book now, purely for the pictures.

PAULINE HIL said...

LOOKS GREAT

Catleekim said...

The dynamo floor lamp is LEGIT! :)

caro_mad said...

I love the Hand Painted Flemish Chandelier - think it would look great in my bedroom or kitchen even x

Maxine said...

I love the Fisherman Lantern Ceiling Light in antique brass - would look great in the kitchen

Fisherman Lantern Ceiling Light - antique brass
Fisherman Lantern Ceiling Light - antique brass
Fisherman Lantern Ceiling Light - antique brass

Laura said...

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Miriam said...

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Stacey Tripconey said...

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Sarah Bailey said...

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Kelly Rae said...

This book looks so cool! I always find the coolest reads on your blog :)

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Polly said...

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jillwebb said...

Cameroon Ceiling Light - black/marble glass

looks great

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Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

Beautiful book! It's as much a coffee table book as a children's read!

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

The Tokyo wall light. Simple. :)

Anna-Marie Donnelly said...

Halogen Kitchen Ceiling Light - Satin Chrome....so perfect that I am going to order!!

Joanna Krakowiak said...

My favourite piece is the fabulously fun children's Plane Ceiling Light! I love the satin silver and glass finish as it would go with any colour scheme.

Laura Rocksteady said...

Oh this book looks wonderful - I really love the sound of it, going to look for it on amazon now - the illustrations are beautiful


Laura x

Hilda Hazel Wright said...

I like the Osaka FLoor Lamp - Antique Chrome, my house is short of reading lamps!

Esther said...

desperately need something for our new house, been in for 6 months and still not bought anything to light the living room except the ceiling light!

Janice Papworth said...

I love this Limoges light - bit of bling in my bedroom! http://www.lightingmajestic.co.uk/limoges-ceiling-light.html

Emma said...

I like the Lupin Ceiling Light.

Angel said...

The dynamo floor lamp.

cheryl said...

i redoing my bathroom and LOVE this Livorno Shaver Mirror Cabinet

Elaine Dale said...

http://www.lightingmajestic.co.uk/moodlight-plus-led-speaker-light-black.html

Michelle Banks said...

i love the plane light x

Gillian Holmes said...

Tortoise Tiffany Lamp - Green

Sarah Davison said...

Mother and Child Floor Lamp - Black Chrome

Karen Cowley said...

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Isabel O'Brien said...

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Richard Hill said...

JH Miller - Dorchester Ceiling Light - 3 Light Satin Chrome

Polly said...

Thats funny - I was looking at this book in a wondow yesterday on the way to meet you! Looks great :)

George Spedding said...

plane ceiling light

Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl said...

Roar! Yes please x

The Owl and the Accordion said...

This looks like such a great book - I'm always on the lookout for new kiddos books!

Katy Beale said...

Fabulous. What imaginative pictures. Love the style.

(p.s. what's the html we need to add to our own sites to join up?)

AnnieMammasaurus said...

Totally in love with these illustrations Fritha!

Emily said...

And thanks for joining in with #recipeoftheweek. I've Pinned and Tweeted this post and there's a fresh linky live now. You might have already popped over but if not, please do!

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