Bear went to Salon du Livre 2012 yesterday at Porte du Versailles.
So did a lot of other people!
A lot of authors showed up.
To sign many books...
And make watercolors/drawings in the books...
Tristan Banon signing her Le Bal des Hypocrites...
I hung out at the kid's books/des jeuness
It was a reading free-for-all.
Just sit on the floor and read!
Or read a sac/bag.
If you believe you are beautiful (kiss the frog!).
French cursive all over.
Not all French kids are angels.
Dico des Betises/dictionary of naughtinesses tells all. I brought along Bringing Up Bebe on my Kindle to keep well-informed on Fr kiddies. When you say, 'you made une betise' it's not the same as saying 'you are bad' - a subtle difference. This book is full of funny betises.
Some French kids don't love spinach, but they all love chocolat.
French children don't throw food, but they might throw paper airplanes at la maitress/the teacher, ahem.
In Peluches A Paris/Teddybears in Paris, a giant dog makes a giant crotte/poop at La Madeleine, AHEM
A serious chocolate book with no pictures written by Jacques Pessis, président du Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat (for les adults).
Free snacks at the Salon.
Am I glad I climbed those stairs pre-trip
On the way home I saw a baker making bread at Boulangerie Charlot. Enfin chez moi in Bobo 11th. The view from my tiny balcon. A tres mignon et tres practique chambre de bonne on the 6th floor fortunately with an elevator, Dieu merci).