Earlier this week, the nice folks are New Year Publishing sent Makayla two books to satisfy her new love of reading. Paris Goes to San Francisco and Paris Goes to Lake Tahoe. These are just two books in a series called My Friend Paris that are writen by a couple of young girls that started the series when they were just 10 years old. These books are part of her travel series and follow Paris as she explores San Francisco and Lake Tahoe with her family.
If you have been following my What We're Reading! you know that one of the things I am always looking for in the books we choose is that the illustrations be easy for Makayla to see. These books are beautifully illustrated with bright bold colors that cover the whole page. Makayla lit up as she pointed out all the new details on each page, pointing to the things she hasn't seen yet and asking, "That?!" waiting for me to tell her what each thing is. I grew up and still do live near San Francisco, and this little girl has seen more of the city than I have! As we read it, I thought to myself, we'll have to use all the destinations in this book as a checklist of places to take the twerpies to visit as they grow up here.
I am crazy about these books for several reasons. Although these are not board books like we're used to, because they are written with school aged girls in mind, the pages are not just ordinary paper, so they don't tear easily, which makes them easy to share with my toddlers now, but will make them great books for them to grow into as they learn to read for themselves. I also love that the author is a young girl, herself. Reading these books to my daughter is a great way to teach her what young girls are capable of! Also, since I have twins, I was excited to learn that the main character is a big sister to younger twin girls.
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