Look at this huge pile of books! You bought these tomes in France and brought them home to Colorado in overstuffed suitcases. Your husband's family, worried that the nephews/cousins/grandchildren would grow up without speaking French, sent them to you for holidays and birthdays. You collected DVDs in French for children and then taught yourself to reconfigure your DVD player so that your sons could watch "Les teletubbies" and "Kirikou" and "Dora l'exploratrice" and much more. You read and read and read to your boys, and now they are happily bilingual right here in northern Colorado!
And now that your sons have outgrown these children's books and DVDs, you reached out to a fellow blogger with a toddler and offered them to her. And what bounty! What variety! I had thought I had a decent selection of children's books in French, but most of mine are serious and educational. Now I have met a host of new characters--Foxy, Tibou, Samsam, T'choupi, and more--who go on adventures and misbehave and come home to their families who love them.
Merci mille fois to you and your husband and your sons for sharing these treasures with us. We are so grateful!
Sarah & Griffin
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