We can count a plenty of french children’s books funny and easy to understand. Children’s books are good tools for your children to build up and develop is French comprehension skills first. These books are often quick, easy, full of pictures, fun and absolutely charming. We are sure that your children will be please to hear these classics from his french speaking nanny.
Now you probably wonder which one should I choose for my kid. You can start by dicover bellow three main classics :
– Monsieur Madame/ The “Mr. Men and Little Miss” Book Series
Each book in the original Mr. Men and Little Miss series introduced a different title character and his/her single dominant personality to convey a simple moral lesson. The Mr. Men and Little Miss characters frequently reappeared in other characters’ books. As of 2015, a total of 85 Mr. Men and Little Miss characters had been featured in series. The books’ simple stories, with brightly coloured, boldly drawn illustrations, made them very popular, with sales of over 100 million worldwide across 28 countries
– « Le Petit Nicolas” / “Little Nicholas”
Le petit Nicolas (Little Nicholas) is a series of French children’s books. It was created by René Goscinny and illustrated by Jean-Jacques Sempé and it was first published on March 29, 1959. The books depict an idealized version of childhood in 1950s France.
The books are told from the point of view of Nicolas himself, which gives the book a distinct and personal sense of humor. The narration is a pastiche of childish storytelling, with run-on sentences and schoolyard slang used in abundance, and much of the humor derives from Nicolas’ misunderstanding of adults’ behavior. At the same time, adults are as much a target of the book’s satire as children, as the straightforward and uncomplicated worldview of the child narrator exposes the flaws of adult perception. This subversive element in Le petit Nicolas made it an early example of modern children’s literature that is centered on the experience of the child’s interpretation of the world, rather than an adult’s.
– “Le Petit Prince” / “The Little Prince”
The Littré Prince is a poetic tale, with watercolour illustrations by the author, in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince fallen to Earth from a tinyasteroid. The story is philosophical and includes social criticism, remarking on the strangeness of the adult world. It was written during a period when Saint-Exupéry fled to North America subsequent to the Fall of France during the Second World War, witnessed first hand by the author and captured in his memoir Flight to Arras. The adult fable, according to one review, is actually « …an allegory of Saint-Exupéry’s own life—his search for childhood certainties and interior peace, his mysticism, his belief in human courage and brotherhood, and his deep love for his wife Consuelo but also an allusion to the tortured nature of their relationship
To discover more french children’s books, we sugest you to go take a look online on websites like amazon.com, ebay.com and so on…