A Lion in Paris by author/illustrator Beatrice Alemagna.
Published by Tate.
Hardcover, 36 pages.
Dimensions: 39 x 29cm
A Lion in Paris is widely regarded as the most accomplished book by multi-award winning children's author/illustrator Beatrice Alemagna. It tells the story of a lion who, bored by his rural life in the savanna, seeks excitement and opportunity in the City of Light. Revealing the sights and sounds of Paris from Montmartre to the Eiffel Tower, this beautifully illustrated book successfully conveys the experience of being a stranger in a new city and the process of understanding one's own identity.
The illustrations are made up of drawings, coloured cutouts, bits of photography, and playful use of perspective.