Bonjour L'enfant! A Child's Tour Of France


Michael, Elizabeth and their parents are visiting France this summer. Beginning with the plane ride across the Atlantic, and at all of the stops along the way, the children introduce the sights, sounds, and vocabulary of France.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This picture book offers an engaging story while simultaneously including a few lessons in basic French vocabulary.

Content Awareness Factors:

There is a glossary, pronunciation, and translation guide at the back. It would be helpful to have a parent's note up front (maybe a pre-trip postcard) so that adult readers who are unfamiliar with French (or are rusty) know where to look for help).

Little Kid Reaction

We selected this because our daughter has recently expressed an interest in learning French. As we read, she was more interested in repeating the French words than exploring the pictures and learning about France.

Big Kid Reaction

This is an excellent primer, particularly if you are taking your preschool or elementary-aged child to France. The book is effectively laid out, using each of the locations (Paris, Loire Valley, Cote d'Azur) as the context for introducing French (days of the week, color, numbers, common phrases, food).

Type of Book:
This picture book tour introduces kids to France and French words.
Educational Themes:

This is an engaging book for introducing young children to the world around them. There are basic lessons in French, descriptions of famous places, and opportunities to learn French geography. Bring the book alive with a trip to a local bakery or art museum.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Read with a 7-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is an engaging, helpful book if you are interested in introducing French or visiting France.

Title Bonjour L'enfant! A Child's Tour of France
Author Danna Troncatty Leahy
Publisher AuthorHouse © 2006
Illustrators Gabhor Utomo
ISBN 1425965210
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Geography, Foreign Language | Bilingual
Reminder: Cover images, and links are affiliate links. The Reading Tub can earn income via purchases made via these links. 100% of any income goes directly to our literacy mission.
Other Reviews:

You May Also Like...

Check out these books you may also like


Caroline Hudicourt
International Step by Step Association © 2007


Danna Troncatty Leahy
AuthorHouse © 2004


Lone Morton
Barron's Educational Series © 1994