I got this book for 6-year-old Coco in anticipation of the long car ride we are going to have, driving through France this summer. My mother always gave my brother and me a new book to read for our summer holiday car ride (they often where 2 days long) and I loved getting a crisp, new book at the start of a new journey. I wanted to continue this tradition now that Coco actually knows how to read.
Marie was first introduced to us with the book Marie de Paris, a beautifully illustrated story that describes the day of a modern French school girl. The reason my girls love it is because it totally describes they day! In this book Marie visits the France countryside and it is a great book to discover the whole country and the culture, especially if you are going to be driving through said countryside, as we will. The book exists both in French and English.