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Paris-Chien: Adventures of an Expat Dog: Paris-Chien, Book 1

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Terrier adapts to new Paris home in charming dog tale.

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This fun tale of an English-speaking dog adapting to life in Paris works on several levels. The colorful gouache illustrations of dogs, people, and city scenes have loads of personality and emotion and will engage kids even if they know nothing about dogs or Paris. For fans of France and the French language, there's even more to enjoy and learn.

Realism flies out the window when Hudson talks (as do the other dogs), reads, and takes a language course. But PARIS-CHIEN: ADVENTURES OF AN EXPAT DOG strikes a universal chord as it shows how it feels to be the new or different kid in any situation. So in addition to being a cheerful story of a cute pup solving his problem, it's relatable and can build empathy.

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