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My children's (3 and 5) FAVORITE bedtime story
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2017
My children's (3 and 5) FAVORITE bedtime story.
- The story is the perfect length to get the kids hooked up but short enough for them to keep focus the whole story (especially the little one).
- The hand paintings are beautiful and soft for my 3 yo but intricate and detailed enough for my 5 yo to notice a cute detail to comment on or ask questions besides the words.
- The story goes over a wide range of emotions that I have seen my kids express out loud: laughter, sadness, empathy, curiosity, wonder, relief, hapiness
- I like that the story line is simple enough for the kids to understand the story but also has more depth to it. We (as adult readers) can explain a new aspect of it every time we read it (why does the peacock has this name, the concept of homonyms, meaning of French expressions...). I find that not 2 readings of this book end up being the same as it always starts a conversation that goes in a different direction.
- The vocabulary (in French) that is various and there are just the right amount of "complex" words to make it educational but still easy to read.
- I love the overall "moral" of the book and closing words that promote 'helping one another' as well as the whole character interactions during the book (call me old school but I like books where characters says 'Please' and 'Thank you' when they request something :)).
- Being a popular item in our house, this book tends to be hard to locate around bedtime which generates some intense emotions (in all parties...). I am considering buying a second one as a backup so that the kids can check out their own copy whenever they want and misplace it at will :)