Monday, January 22, 2024

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway of Vivienne in Paris by Maria Castellucci Moore

Book Title:  Vivienne in Paris by Maria Castellucci Moore
Category:  Children's Fiction (ages 5 to 9), 38 pages
Genre:  Children's Book
Publisher:  Mascot Kids
Release date:   May 2, 2023
Content Rating:  G.  Suitable for everyone.
Book Description:

Vivienne in Paris follows a young Parisian girl on a journey through Paris to find what makes her tick. Join Vivienne as she discovers the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of the city that make her feel alive. What better place to explore, observe, and delight in her senses than Paris?

This book tells a story of mindfulness and insight into how the surrounding world can really move you. It unites curiosity, wonder, and marvel to enlighten, surprise, and tickle your deepest spirit. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that bring you the greatest joy.
My thoughts:
    Vivienne in Paris is a beautifully illustrated children's book.  It follows a little girl Vivienne as she visits all of her favorite places in the city of Paris.  Her grandfather challenges her to pay close attention to her surroundings and really experience her day.
    I thought this was an adorable story.  The joy that Vivienne feels in everything she experiences really comes off the page.  Her descriptions are rich and made me feel like I was right there with her.  I loved that there were phrases in French sprinkled throughout the book (with translation).  It added to the experience and I think kids will love learning a few phrases in another language.  The illustrations were colorful and just wonderful.  They really enhanced the reading experience.  I highly recommend this book.

Meet the Author:

Entrepreneur, first-generation American, writer, and mother to four children, María strives to bring passion and enthusiasm to all her endeavors. A lover of all things European, María has found great passion through her travels to Paris, Italy, Spain, and South America. Her affection for winemaking, foreign languages, the arts, ballroom dancing, and traveling has given María a unique and grateful perspective on life. Her love for her family and helping others through charitable giving has enabled María to thoughtfully curate purposeful life adventures.

María Castellucci Moore earned her bachelor of arts degree in finance from Dominican University on a tennis scholarship, and later pursued studying at New York University and the London School of Economics with a focus on global affairs. In 2016, with her siblings, María founded Castellucci Napa Family, a luxury wine and real estate brand. María runs her wine label and a family real estate development company in the greater Bay Area. She is a board member of the San Francisco Opera Guild and is enthusiastic about building opportunity and community through the arts.

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Vivienne in Paris by Maria Castellucci Moore Book Tour Giveaway

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