Sunday, July 10, 2022

The Further Adventures of Miss Petitfour


The Further Adventures of Miss Petitfour offers a language-rich literary adventure! Idioms, rhyming words, and vocabulary builders (with entertaining & explanatory asides by the narrator) all add to the fun. I especially loved the use of various colors to emphasize specific words.  Miss Petitfour is a perfect mix of Amelia Bedelia, Mary Poppins, and Miss Piggle-Wiggle. From beginning to end, Anne Michael's book is full of humor, life lessons, and lots of charm! The illustrations by Emma Block perfectly reflect the whimsical nature of Miss Petitfour.  

Each chapter involves a new adventure in Miss. Petitfour's life along with her very interesting entourage of feline characters. I love that the author gives a thorough introduction to each cat by name (and offers a glimpse into their unique personality). And the supporting characters that Miss Petitfour interacts with offer a fascinating cross-section of people.  Miss Petitfour handles every problem with imagination and calm. While this is not the first book about Miss Petitfour, it does not have to be read in order. Each chapter is a stand-alone adventure that offers a nice bridge for youngsters between picture books and chapter books. 

I highly recommend this book for any age. It really must be read aloud for maximum enjoyment. Even better, have children act out the story as they listen. Everyone needs a Miss Petitfour in their life so grab a copy for your school and home library!

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of The Further Adventures of Miss Petitfour from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.

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