CATEGORY: MuseumKid

As a short departure from my usual stories, I will be putting up reviews of kids’ books that I think are entertaining for adults and kids as well as educational. If you’re not interested or don’t have kids, don’t worry, I will be back to my typical posts next time. But for those with your own kids or have kids in your family, I think you will find these books very entertaining.

FYI-I didn’t receive any compensation for this book review. I personally stumbled upon this book and think that it is something parents as well as kids will find entertaining as well as being educational.

At the Musée du Louvre kids’ book shop I found a good companion to My Little Louvre, My Little d’Orsay from Marie Sellier. It tackles Paris’ other popular museum, the Musée d’Orsay. The reason I like this book is because it makes me laugh, which I like in a kids’ book, so it’s not tedious for adults to read to kids. If you are looking to introduce your kids to the wonderful world of Impressionist art from the most famous museum for impressionism, then this book is great and goes through the collection, making it accessible for kids approximately ages 5-8.

My Little d'Orsay


One excerpt from the book: It describes Édouard Vuillard’s 1891 painting In Bed for kids, “there is a sleepyhead. It’s morning but I don’t want to get up.”

My Little d'Orsay


The book is full of colorful pictures of art that kids will find interesting from the museum. If you plan on going to the Musée d’Orsay with kids, this book would be great to get and bring along and use for a scavenger hunt. If you are not going to the Musée d’Orsay anytime soon, then look for a similar style book (with pictures and kid friendly descriptions of the work) to take with your kids to a museum by you.

My Little d'Orsay Kids Book


I don’t think you can find this book outside of France but you can order it from the Boutique de Musée or Amazon.com and have it shipped.

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As a short departure from my usual stories, I will be putting up reviews of kids' books that I think are entertaining for adults and kids as well as educational. If you're not interested or don't have kids, don't worry, I will be back to my typical posts next time. But for those with your own kids or have kids in your family, I think you will find these books very entertaining. 

FYI-I didn't receive any compensation for this book review. I personally stumbled upon this book and think that it is something parents as well as kids will find entertaining as well as being educational.


I recently found this book in the Musée du Louvre Kids' book shop. If you have ever been to the Louvre you may have noticed a whole book shop for kids with costumes and an English section. And don't worry I wasn't the only adult sans kids in here!

Louvre Kids Book Shop


The book, My Little Louvre is from Réunion des Musées Nationaux Publishers and for children about 5-8 years old. It is a great introduction to the museum's most famous pieces and with funny descriptions that are actually fun for adults too. An idea I had is, before you visit the Louvre (or any museum with a similar book) go to the book shop first, get a descriptive kids' book, then go around the museum and ask your kid to spot the pieces, then read the kids' description while looking at the piece. This may help kids understand the work and learn to love museums at an early age.

My Little Louvre


My favorite piece in the Louvre is the Winged Victory of Samothrace from the 2nd century B.C. I just love the movement in the legs and the see-though veil she is wearing that makes you feel like you can feel the wind blowing. 

Kids will like the description's humorous approach, "there is…a bird women. I have wings like a bird but I lost my head and arms…in the Louvre, they put me at the top of the stairs where I sometimes get bored".

My Little Louvre


I don't think you can find this book outside of France but you can order it from the Boutique de Musée and have it shipped or from Amazon.com .




©2010 Danee Gilmartin All rights reserved

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