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.
Walking around the 7th arrondissement, in and out of charming Parisian shops looking for a perfect anniversary card for my hubby (it will be two years at the end of this month) lead me to a book shop.
I just love comical kids' books with adult themes. I think you will really enjoy this one that I found. Adults will find it quirky and amusing and kids will find it fun, plus it's a great way to introduce them to art.
The book is called Miss Lisa and it's from the Musée du Louvre publishing. The French edition is called Mademoiselle Lisa. The text and illustrations are by Delphine Perret and for kids approximately 3-35 years old.
Miss Lisa provides a great introduction for kids to the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, the Mona Lisa. It provides a humorous context of who "Miss Lisa" is then goes on to tell the story of how she had a great job but felt she was in a rut, moved to America and found a new job.
My favorite part is the beginning. It reads "Miss Lisa was a proper young lady. She had a serious occupation. She provided a prime quality smile (she had even been elected several times employee of the month)."
The story shows how Miss Lisa was tired of her job and left to pursue something more interesting, then shows Miss Lisa with a new blond hair-do at a casino.
She moves to America, gets a cowboy hat and finds a cute neighbor she likes. How clever and funny is that?! I laughed so much in the book shop.
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.
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