My First Trip to Paris: A Family’s Travel Survival Guide – Sara De Gonia, photographs by Giovanni Simeone

61fbllta3l    My First Trip to Paris: A Family’s Travel Survival Guide – Sara De Gonia, photographs by Giovanni Simeone, Sime Books, (9788899180539), 2016

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  4

What did you like about the book?  This is a fun travel guide that is geared toward families with children.  The book breaks the city into 8 color coded areas of the city. There is also a chapter labelled “Off the Map”  that highlights destinations outs the city.   Maps of each area appear on the first page of each section. Each of the destinations is given a double page spread and includes a color photograph, most featuring children, website, and metro stops.  The pages include insider tips for the sites and kid-friendly activities.  The book also includes One Day and Three Day Itineraries and an index.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is the perfect book for a family planning a vacation and to have on hand once they arrive at their destination.

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries

Where would you shelve it? 914.4

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 1/22/17             

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