Friday, June 5, 2015

Book Review: Paris Hop! by Margie Blumberg

When I saw this book on *Netgalley I thought the cover looked so cute that I had to go ahead and request it. When I was in high school I actually took a school trip to France (and Italy). So I figured it would be nice to introduce my son to a country I don't think he has ever heard of before.

Paris Hop! tells a rhyming tale of a grandmother introducing her grand daughter to the sites, sounds, and tastes of gay paree. From the top of the Eiffle tower to a bakery filled with baguettes this is France baby.

I loved that at the beginning of the book it includes a glossary that explains the meaning and prononciation of a number of french words. My son caught on pretty quickly that at times I was speaking a language other than English. He of course then had to question me on it and unfortunately I don't think he could understand the simple concept that people in France speak French. Has nothing to do with the book and everything to do with his learning disability. 

I loved the illustrations and loved pointing out to my son the things that I had seen when I was in Paris. He seemed interested and asked when he would get to go to Paris. 

My son seemed to enjoy the book but he couldn't give me an answer on how many stars he thought it was. So I'm going to go with 4 out of 5 stars.

*I received a free copy of this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion
**This book was read with my special needs son who is severely learning disabled. The review reflects not only my opinion but his as well

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