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Crepes by Suzette.

Monica Wellington. New York, NY: Dutton, 2004. Illus., hardcover, 32 pp. $15.99.

Suzette's pushcart moves around Paris as she sells her pancakes. She and her assorted customers are depicted in simple cartoon-like colored drawings, each a take-off from a famous painting. The book is more valuable, however, for the richness of its use of photo-collage in the double-page scenes. Colored photographs of ten key monuments, identified and located on a map, occupy the top of each spread while the bottom offers a thin band of photographs of local objects like tickets, map fragments, and snapshots of street scenes. We are informed about some of the architecture that contributes to our notions of French culture. At the end, there is a glossary of French words, some notes on the pictures, and even a recipe for Crepes Suzette.
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Title Annotation:Children's Book Briefs
Author:Marantz, Ken
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Children's Review
Date:Oct 1, 2004
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