FRANCE (3 books)

Comment allez-vous France?” from Child Reads World. in Western Europe, France is the shape of an hexagon and spans Atlantic and Mediterranian coastlines, surrounded by  Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Andorra, Suriname, Brazil, Andorra and Kingdom of the Netherlands. the flag is blue white red vertical and the capital is Paris. French is the national language and it has over 65 million people. the currency is the Euro and the motto is “Liberté, égalité, fraternité” meaning “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”. France is a founding member of the United Nations in 1945.

children’s book(s) crw read:

Wednesday by Anne Bertier Press Here by Herve Tullet Mix It Up by Herve Tullet

posts of all children’s books from France


i remember growing up with the French and English versions of “Are You Sleeping” but when i introduced the melody to crw, I remembered the “Where is Thumbkin” version where the fingers greet each other and then run away. crw is definitely enjoying this but someday it would be fun to let her hear original French version of this song.

Frère Jacques / Are You Sleeping

Frère Jacques, Frère Jacques,
Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
Sonnez les matines, sonnez les matines
Ding ding dong, ding ding dong.

English Version:

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping?
Brother John, Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing
Ding ding dong, ding ding dong.


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