In a mere 3 hours I am off to Paris for the first time. Jaloux?
Paris promises: I solemnly swear to:
1) Eat one macaron a day – preferably a different colour every time.
2) Be chic in cute cafes.
3) Skip a stone on the Canal St. Martin.
4) See the tower all lit up at night.
5) Walk back and forth across the Pont Neuf wearing a scarf until no one can tell the difference between me and the real Parisians.
Since you can’t come along (tant pis), you can imagine your own fantasy holiday through the pages of these great Paris-themed reads (many a bit on the feminine side… but sorry boys, Paris is every girl’s dream).
SMART List #5: Wish you were ici, a Paris
A Poodle in Paris (music) – Connie Kaldor (2+)
This is Paris – M. Sasek (5+)
Madeline – Ludwig Bemelmans (5+)
Steal back the Mona Lisa – Meghan McCarthy (6+)
Ooh-la-la: Max in Love – Maira Kalman (7+)
Charlotte in Paris – Joan Macphail Knight (7+)
Eloise in Paris – Kay Thompson (6+)
Postmark Paris: A story in stamps – Leslie Jonath (8+)
Different like Coco – Elizabeth Matthews (7+)
Joan of Arc – Josephine Poole (8+)
Paris (Great Cities through the Ages) – Renzo Rossi (7+)
The Louvre in Up-Close – Claire D’harcourt (7+)
Horrible Histories: France – Terry Deary (9+)
Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles (Royal Diaries) – Kathryn Lasky (9+)
Marie Dancing – Carolyn Meyer (12+)
(If the envy is killing you, you may view the Eiffel Tower at any time at Eiffel Tower Cam)
Back in 2 weeks. Au Revoir!