‘Monsieur Roscoe on Holiday,’ by Jim Field, is an exciting and inspired bilingual picture book designed to introduce language to children in a fun and interactive way. Monsieur Roscoe, accompanied by his goldfish Fry is off on holiday. Children are invited to join him on an incredible journey as they camp, ski and sail their way across France on the trip of the lifetime. With each new adventure, Monsieur Roscoe finds himself exploring new places causing mischief and mishaps as he strives to involve himself in the local culture, oblivious to they mayhem he is causing.
Every spread is vibrant and lively, packed with so much intricate detail. With different things to find and spot on each page as well as a lots of new French words to learn, there is so much to engage the younger reader. The gentle mixture of humour – conveyed by the fabulously funny illustrations – and entertainment, will ensure that this is an experience that will never feel like learning for a child. Hopefully by introducing them to languages at an early age it will encourage a life love desire to discover new and exciting words in a fun and accessible way. Exquisitely produced and packed with so much content, this is a book that will be read over and over again.
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Thank you to Hachette for sending me a gifted copy of this wonderful book and for inviting me to join in with the blog tour. ‘Monsieur Roscoe on Holiday,’ is available to buy now online or from any good bookshop. Please support your local indie bookseller if at all possible.