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Hudson in Provence: Paris-Chien, Book 2

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Hudson tries to be a working dog in South-of-France romp.

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There's lots more for Hudson to do in this lively sequel. There's also more solid information about France and French life, plus more French words (this time with the articles la, le, and les in front of them) and phrases to learn. At the heart of HUDSON IN PROVENCE is the adorable, curious, enthusiastic, determined, upbeat pup. And author-illustrator Jackie Clark Mancuso's colorful and engaging gouache illustrations, filled with local details and French vocabulary, offer lots for young readers to pore over.

There's also a valuable message amid all the animal antics: When Mom notices that Hudon's feeling like a failure at doing "Provenҫal things," she tells him, "You think the magic is going to come from doing what everybody else is doing? What if it comes from doing something you want to do?"

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