In his apartment on rue Léonie, Apollinaire takes out pen and paper.
He imagines the spinning acrobat and remembers the diamond mirrors of
his costume flashing like lightning before a storm.
Journey through the streets of Paris with Gertrude Stein and her soirée
friends as they go through their day before relaxing at Gertrude’s dinner
party. Join Pablo Picasso, Max Jacob, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Alice B.
Toklas as they travel through the streets of Paris.
Paris in the Spring with Picasso is an extremely unique book, unlike
any picture book I have ever read. The illustrations are colourful and fun,
and the writing is descriptive and captivating. Yet I am not sure if I would
recommend this book for ages 4 to 8. The story is a little confusing, with
quite a few characters and scenes jumping from one to another. I loved this
story’s characters and the bright feel created by illustrator Marjorie
Priceman, but I did not feel the simple excitement and light-hearted fun
usually found in my favourite types of picture books. The story is very
historical and descriptive, and would be good for anyone wanting his or her
children to pick up some simple French phrases, such as "Comment ca va?" I
did enjoy the informative, interesting way that Joan Yolleck wrote this
I give Paris in the Spring with Picasso three stars.
Joan Yollek has always wanted to write a story about Gertrude et ses amis.
She has never written a book before but writes reviews and works in the
Marjorie Priceman is also author and illustrator of How to Make a Cherry
Pie and See The U.S.A. and How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the World,
plus Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride.