I want to go to “La Ville-Lumiere, The City of Lights!” Who knew Paris was the first city in Europe to have gas powered lights? Or that the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 by a man named Gustave Eiffel? There are many interesting tidbits of knowledge to learn about France and this little book will give it to you!
From the beginning of the book the illustrations are dynamic enough to pull you in. I took more notice to the globe on the front cover because my own grandson is becoming interested in where we live and wants me to point it out on the maps and on our globe. He is soon to be four which tells me this book will spark an interest even at the age of three! I will enjoy spending time reading this book with him (over and over I am sure…) with this book we both are sure to learn more about France.
What a wonderful way to learn about the French culture. It takes a sharp image to provoke my little guy’s interest in books and these illustrations will do the job. This is the time to introduce the insightful series of books written by Carole P. Roman. This series of books on other countries offer similar characteristics as the book on France for each country and their particular culture.
My grandson and I both love to learn and this is a great way to teach him some facts (and me) that will help him later in his education. Now if I can find a way to get him to try new foods! Okay, beside fruit crepes….Carole ….you know what to do!
If You Were Me And Live In….France: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around The World
Carole P. Roman
Reviewed by Janet Reeves for Rebecca’s Reads (2/14)