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Review: Madame Martine

July 11, 2015

Madame Martine

Madame Martine has her routine and that’s just the way she likes it.  Even though she lives near the Eiffel Tower she’s never climbed it because “it’s a tourist thing.”  She comes across a wet, dirty dog and takes him home and names him Max because he looks like he needs her.  One day, Max dashes away and runs up the Eiffel Tower and Madame Martine runs after him.   When she gets to the top, she realizes she’s been missing out on something beautiful.  Afterward, Madame Martine and Max get back to their daily routine Monday through Friday and try something new each Saturday.

Madame Martine written and illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen is an adorable picture book about taking chances and living life to its fullest.  Madame Martine is stuck in a rut, doing the same old thing week after week.  She’s not open to new ideas or adventures until cute little Max comes into her life and shows her how to take chances and have fun.

I thought Madame Martine and Max were adorable and loved the fact that this book encourages trying new things and I also enjoyed the Paris setting.  Young readers are sure to enjoy the adventurous nature of the story and delight in the charming illustrations.  Madame Martine is perfect for reserved 4 to 7 year olds!

kid konnection newI will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Albert Whitman & Company.  I am an Indiebound Affiliate.


15 Comments leave one →
  1. July 11, 2015 4:37 am

    Awww sweet 🙂

  2. July 11, 2015 8:33 am

    Sounds very cute!

  3. July 11, 2015 8:56 am

    Yes, adorable!

  4. July 11, 2015 10:39 am

    What a sweet story. Isn’t that the truth though? Local people don’t visit their own treasures right in front of them! Thanks for sharing!

  5. July 11, 2015 11:12 am

    Sounds like such a sweet story and its set in Paris – I love it! What a great message in a book – trying new things (something I need to do). I would definitely pass this book along to my friends with kids – they would love it! Thanks 🙂

  6. July 11, 2015 2:45 pm

    The book sounds lovely! I am back from a week without internet! (for the most part). AND my computer is still in the shop–hopefully I’ll get it back on Monday, so I am answering you here: I wish I had a little Southern Twang— I have nothing. Westerners have nothing cute about our speech. LOL.

  7. Patty permalink
    July 11, 2015 8:43 pm

    It sounds delightful!

  8. July 12, 2015 1:05 pm

    Love the message of living life to it’s fullest! Add to that that it’s set in Paris and has a rescued dog…it’s a win win win!

  9. July 12, 2015 1:52 pm

    Love this!! I am always on the lookout for books with a Parisian setting. This would make a great addition to my Paris in July TBR list 🙂

  10. July 13, 2015 11:35 am

    Sounds like a fun one!

  11. July 13, 2015 1:03 pm

    This sounds like one for my daughter!

  12. melreadingcorner permalink
    July 13, 2015 8:07 pm

    This sounds adorable! I think my youngest will like it.

  13. Diane permalink
    July 13, 2015 8:14 pm

    This looks so darn cute!

  14. bookingmama permalink
    July 15, 2015 3:10 pm

    I know I’ll love this one! The illustrations are too cute!

  15. July 18, 2015 10:43 pm

    This is perfect for kids who don’t like to try new things. And speaking as an autism mom I can say this sounds like a great social story for kids on the spectrum. Gage is ok with trying new things but it often takes some convincing 🙂 Other kids have a bigger issue with it.

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