Sunday, 13 April 2014

Review - My Friend Paris Book Series

Since this is primarily a book blog, I thought I should at least feature a few books for the Easter Gift Guide. I was contacted by Near Year Publishing about featuring the My Friend Paris picture book series, which I eagerly agreed to review one of the books.

The series was created by a fourteen-year-old author, Paris Morris. The first book, I'm Having Twins, in the "My Twins" series was published when she was a ten-year-old. The main character is loosely based on herself and is also named Paris. Paris is a three-year-old who is trying to adjust to the fact that she will no longer be an only child, as her parents are expecting twin girls.

Four sequels were published, titled My Twins Are Coming Home, My Twins' First Halloween, My Twins' First Christmas and My Twin's First Birthday. More adventures with Paris continued in Paris Goes to Lake Tahoe, Paris Goes To Los Angeles and Paris Goes To San Francisco. Three additional titles, Paris Goes to Italy, Paris Goes To France and Paris Goes To New York, are being released soon.

I was sent the fourth book in from the"My Twins" series, titled My Twin's First Christmas. The young author is Jewish, so she enlisted her friend, Jackie Singer, to help her write the Christmas themed installment of the series.

In the book, Paris is excited to share her family's holiday traditions with her twin sisters, Liberty & Victoria, like picking out a Christmas tree, visiting Santa at the mall and baking cookies with their grandmother. Though the character isn't Jewish, she does hangout at her friend's house during Hanukkah, where she learns about the Jewish traditions. In preschool, her teacher teaches her class about Kwanzaa.

Overall, I thought My Twin's First Christmas is a charming picture book for kids. I recommend the book, along with the other books from the series, to everyone. The books would make an excellent Easter gift this year.

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*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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