Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Book Review: Coco and the Little Black Dress by Annemarie Van Haeringen

I saw this book on *Netgalley and was immediately intrigued. Coco Chanel is an iconic figure and I thought to myself a children's book about Coco? Heck yeah!

Little Coco is raised in an orphanage and is made from a young age to feel different and not wanted. In the orphanage she learns to sew and dreams of bigger things. When she is older she makes friends with rich people and soon begins to design her own hats and clothes. Including the iconic "little black dress".

OK so I loved this book. The drawings were wonderful. I loved the look of the fashions and the story of little Coco. I admit though I'm not a fan of the perfume. I know I know! Every woman is supposed to love Chanel #5...but little old me? I just always found it to be...a bit much. But anyway back to the book. I found it fascinating to learn that she was raised in an orphanage even though she wasn't really an orphan. I love that she always wanted more for herself and worked hard for it. And since she was never afraid to be different.

My son didn't do as well with this book. To be honest though he doesn't care about fashion so this book really isn't catered to him. I think this really is better for young boys and girls who care about fashion. Really this is more towards young girls than boys (but some boys may enjoy this book).

I would say 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

1 comment:

Robert F. Crocker said...

The Grace dress has a five different options for where and how many ruffles you would like to add to the dress, we did version D with ruffles on the sides and back. While Sweet pea and I both loves, loves ruffles I will tell you it took longer to sew the ruffles than the rest of the dress. The ruffles really are worth the time too! Sweet pea's favorite part of this dress is the ruffles, second is the bodice. long red homecoming dresses