Text & illustrations: Benoit Tardif


What do people in Bangkok eat? What are the buildings like in Amsterdam? What sport is big in Sydney? What can you see only in Cairo? Metropolis showcases the gems of 32 cities on every continent, presenting them as postcards. Discover the charm of tourist attractions – architecture, culture, cuisine, sports – through colourful, vivid illustrations.



  • This edition

    ISBN 978-2-924332-18-4

    Released on November 9th, 2015

    21.6 x 28 cm

    72 pages — Hardcover
    5+ years

  • Reviews

    “The illustration style, stripped of any flourishes, plays a big part in this book’s appeal and simplicity. The pages are given over to Tardif’s colorful, dynamic lines, which add a playful dimension to the book. A wonderful initiative.”

    Marie Fradette, Le Devoir


    “Highly instructive and lots of fun, this picture book is a wonderful window onto the world.”

    Andrée Poulin, Campagne pour la lecture


    “This book is outstanding for its remarkable harmony and the quality of printing, convincing you that you are flipping through the work of a true artist. Unique.”

    Harold Gilbert, Les libraires Magazine


    “A quick, colorful tour of Planet Earth that will make eyes dance with dreams to make come true one day...”

    Anne-Marie Lobbe, Journal de Montréal

  • Éditions étrangères

    Canada & É.-U. — Kids Can Press

    Espagne — Coco Books

    France — Actes Sud

    Italie — Edizioni Clichy

    Royaume-Uni — Big Picture Press

    Suisse — Nord Sud Verlag

    Chine — Ginkgo Book Co.