My Friend Paris Books

Recently I was perusing my children’s book shelf and noticed there haven’t been any new additions lately.

After realizing this I was excited to receive two books from the My Friend Paris book series. I had not heard of any of these books before so I was interested to see what they were all about. I mean you say book to my kids and they’re happy, but it takes a teensy bit more than that for me.

The first one that we received was My Twins are Coming Home. 

Paris introduces herself in the very beginning of this book. As soon as I read that Paris was 3 years old, K1 said “like me!” That was all it took and she was won over. We actually read the next book first, so after reading this story she had a new love for Paris, not that she didn’t like her, just that now they were gonna be friends.

In this story Paris is telling us all about becoming a big sister, and what it was like while mommy was in the hospital.

I loved how bold and colorful the books were. The images were edge to edge with the words very clearly written over less detailed portions of the pictures.

I think that this book My Twins are Coming Home would be great for a few different reading categories.

I would have loved to have had this book to give to K1 before K2 came. The story is written from the perspective of the older sibling to be, and it could have helped some of the anxiety that children have when there is a new sibling on the way. They get confused and maybe feel left out. This story went over that without feeling like that was the goal. (I don’t know if the author intended that or not, but it’s pretty amazing)

Someone having twins would love this book. Maybe even little kiddos just reading (like really reading not pretending).

With the bright images and simple story lines, my daughter was completely sucked in. She already “reads” the pages to herself. (She’s memorized them from my reading, and I have only read each on 3 or 4 times) Paris is such a believable character for K1 that she has been asking me questions about her that I can’t answer.



We also received My Twins First Christmas.

Written and illustrated in the same style as the first book, both of my children were captivated. They both had lots to look at on each page and listed as I read the story, even K2 who is only 19 months old.

This book was a little longer than the first going over some of her family’s Christmas traditions, but it didn’t feel long if you know what I mean.

One thing I loved the most about this particular story, was how Paris talks about teaching “her twins” that not everyone celebrates Christmas. I personally think that it is important for children to realize that we are not all the same, and that goes with holidays too. For me it is important for our home to express to my children differences in life. I think it makes overall acceptance of each other easier, and I think the message is best received through things they enjoy, like play or reading. I guess that is why that part of the book stuck with me so much.




I learned from reading this story to my kids that sometimes it snows in San Francisco. Who knew? Not me? Oh and know K1 would like to go ice skating. All her friends do it. You know Tinkerbell and Paris. 



Since the first page of these books thoughtfully include an image of a few other books in the series K1 has already informed me which stories she would like to read next, and I might actually oblige her. 



You can buy these books here respectively,




My Twins are Coming Home

My Twins First Christmas

For more information about other books in the series or the author you can visit the My Friend Paris website.

Gwen

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8 Responses to 'My Friend Paris Books'

  1. This sounds like a good book for my three year old! Thanks for introducing this to us 🙂

  2. Momma Lew says:

    This sounds like a great book to give as a gift to a big brother or sister to be!

  3. Kathryn says:

    The illustrations look fun!

  4. Elisebet F says:

    Very cute! I love the bright colors.

  5. Elkins says:

    I may just have to check out The Twins are coming Home for Gabe to continue to help prep him for the his upcoming brother 🙂

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