Today I’d like to share with you my family’s love for the Kiki & Coco in Paris book. You’ve probably heard or seen the images floating around the web already, but since we recently purchased the book and the fact that my whole family really enjoys it, I wanted to tell you about it!
Kiki & Coco in Paris is a sweet story about the strong bond and friendship between a girl and her doll while visiting Paris. What had me and my husband interested, was how the story was told through photography and we hardly had any books illustrated in that way. Stephanie Rausser was able to bring Kiki & Coco to life with her unique photographic style; she has a way of bringing humor and vivacity to all her photos. I think the kids feel a certain connection to the characters because of that.
We originally got the book for my daughter’s birthday but I have to say my son loves it just as much if not more. It helps that the story is happening in Paris and both my kids dream of going there one day to visit our family, which we hardly ever get to see. My daughter dreams of getting her hair cut in a Parisian salon and my son can’t wait to have a drink in a café. They both talk about how they are going to climb the stairs of the Eiffel tower.
Another reason why I was compelled to buying this book is Coco the doll. I can’t express how much I, yes I, love this doll. I’ve been a big fan of the Jess Brown dolls for a while now, I’m not sure I quite have the right vocabulary to express how amazing these handmade dolls truly are, they are perfect in every way!
I recently got to see a few and hold one in my hands while I was at the Gift Fair in New York City, and I was blown away by the craftsmanship and all the details that go into making one. Now, I’m pretty sure I’ve passed on this love to my daughter, as she would like a Coco of her own. I think I might save up some money and surprise her for Christmas. If only I could win the lottery, I would fly the kids to Paris, now that would be insanely cool: the kids, a Jess Brown doll and Paris.
p.s. To buy the book there is a list of all the suppliers on the Jess Brown Blog. To see some the photos from the book as well as others that didn’t make the book, but are just at sweet, check out Stephanie Rausser Kiki & Coco’s slide show:
And if you’d like to see more Jess Brown Dolls and perhaps purchase one visit the website!