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Say Bonjour to the Lady: Parenting from Paris to New York Hardcover – March 21, 2017
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“In the tradition of Bringing Up Bébé and French Women Don’t Get Fat, Say Bonjour to the Lady is a hilarious, spot-on dissection of French versus American parenting styles. And a Frenchwoman would never use the term ‘parenting!’ Mon dieu!”
—Amy Sohn, author of Prospect Park West
“This is so fun and—even with its slight exaggerations—so true. It made me laugh out loud while also considering how we raise kids today. Hilarious for adults and with sweet illustrations everyone will enjoy, Say Bonjour to the Lady is perfect to give to fellow parents and for moms and dads to read with their children.”
—Mimi Thorisson, author of French Country Cooking
“I love this book, having spent so much time in France! Finally someone shows the difference in how we are raised and educated in such a beautiful and fun way!”
“I think this book is delightfully written and illustrated and captures artfully how vastly different two cultures can be when it comes to raising little adults!”
“When talent, humor and sheer elegance marry into a delightful book on the intricate differences of educating children on both sides of the Atlantic… Irresistible.”
“In Say Bonjour to the Lady, Florence Mars and Pauline Levêque compile with humor any number of situations where the cultural differences are flagrant, and the result is hilarious.”
“Florence Mars and Pauline Lévêque...find ways to appreciate each other’s parenting styles and celebrate them—making it a fun read for both parents and children.”
“A solid baby shower gift for any Francophile”
About the Author
FLORENCE MARS is the president of the high-end French children's fashion line Bonpoint in the United States. She lives with her husband and their three children in Brooklyn, New York.
PAULINE LÉVÊQUE is journalist turned illustrator and the creator of the Beep Beep children's book series. She lives with her husband and their two children in Manhattan.
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It was disappointing that the authors didn't even try to be even-handed in her treatment of both cultures. They might have had good intentions at the start of the project - there is one hint of admiration for American flexibility and independence, but only for a fleeting moment on the illustration of Times Square on one of the first pages, but after that she let the superiority flow. It really should be called "Not to Brag: Superior French Parenting, and You Americans Are So Utterly Ridiculous." I have to say, most American children don't dress like crazies, wear costumes out of the house, or eat under tables, they, as I hear many Americans do in 2017, eat vegetables and a variety of healthy foods.
As I saw on my last trip to France, after not having visited France for almost 10 years, that times have changed around the world, and unfortunately for the French, it was very hard to tell the difference in weight or style of dress, or in choice of footwear, as the author points out, between a French person and the dreaded "awful American", except that maybe the French person had a cigarette in their hand.
Are Americans perfect? No way. Are the French? Read the book.