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Fun, cute images of France & French language & culture
on November 27, 2000
I teach French in an elementary school four afternoons a week, working with children that range in age from kindergarten to 6th grade. The students have great fun with this coloring book, learning a new word each day and coloring in the the picture that goes with it. The page with Paris is one of the best in the book as it has a cute and simplified drawing of the Seine and the major touristic sites of the city at different sides of the river's banks: Eiffel Tower, Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, and Arc of Triomphe. The drawings are large, fun, and not overly intricate; it doesn't take more than 10 minutes to color in one page. The coloring book serves as an alphabet book with a letter introduced on each page and then a corresponding picture. The pages are definitely of higher quality (more durable) than in a regular coloring book. Beware that there is no pronunciation guide to accompany it. There's no dictionary either, but it is not needed as the picture is enough of an explanation. The pages will not tear out easily if you're planning to hang up the the artwork afterwards. Kids will definitely have fun with this coloring book in or outside of school though. Even toddlers who are beginning to color will have fun with this book.