Les Chansons

The songs my girls learn at school are so cute — they are the same ones that my mom sang to me when I was little. The problem is: my girls are very enthusiastic singers, but slightly tone-deaf just like myself. They have also inherited my inability to remember the words to a whole song — I only ever remember the chorus and then make the rest up to cover my path.

Entertaining as this is, it gets a bit tedious at some point, especially when all 3 of us are doing it. So yesterday I picked up the sweetest little book called: “Les Chansons De Toujours“, illustrated by the master of retro-children’s illustrations, Alain Grée. This book contains the lyrics to most of the famous French children’s songs and comes with a CD so you don’t start singing “Oh Clair De La Lune” to the tune of “Frère Jacques”.

This little book is available at Bianca and Family, which is, by the way, one of my favourite webshops. If you are ever looking for something retro-chic for children, this is the place to find it!

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1. Ploc Magazine « Babyccino Kids: Daily tips, Children's products, Craft ideas, Recipes & More | August 8, 2011 | Reply

[...] and love it, love it, love it! Not only was it illustrated by one of my favourite retro artists Alain Grée, but it is full of great little stories, colouring pages and games. I am quietly packing it away [...]

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