L’Histoire Du Soir by Laurence Gillot and Philippe Thomine

Suppose Jean Cocteau and David Lynch wrote a children’s book. The result would be L’Histoire Du Soir, a short, yet magical Mobius strip of bedtime stories. First is the story of Monsieur Lapin, who tells his many offspring the story of Monsieur Éléphant, who then tells his offspring the story of Monsieur Manchot’s…

You can see the pattern.

The repetitive text makes it easy for non-French speaking children to follow, making it very easy to pick up words like moon, hug, kiss, etc.  In fact, my son’s preschool class was simply enthralled by the book’s poetry, demanding to hear it again with very little translation needed.

A definite addition to home library.

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