For some reason I am a total sucker for picture books that take place in Paris (and of course NYC). Just something so adorable and whimsical about them. Here is one of my new favorites.
by Sarah S. Brannen
Summary: Madame Martine is stuck in a rut. She follows the same routine every day and doesn't see any of the beautiful things around her (I can relate because I feel like I miss the beauty in New York sometimes too.) She refuses to be a tourist in her own city and enjoy things like the Eiffel Tower, that is until she finds a little stray dog and her whole routine gets turned upside down.
My Thoughts: Great illustrations and a sweet little story that reminds us all that we need to appreciate the beauty in the things around us.