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I grew up in Paris until the age of 6 and it was my first language so of course I was thrilled to receive Little Gestalten’s children’s book, Madame Eiffel: The Love Story of the Eiffel Tower, for review.

First a note about Little Gestalten. My kids and I are big fans of their beautiful children’s books that evoke modern storytelling with artistic illustrations.

Madame Eiffel, written by Alice Brière-Haquet and illustrated by Csil, is no exception. The tale follows the fictional, romantic story of Mr. and Mrs. Eiffel and how the Eiffel Tower came about. When Mrs. Effeil falls ill with only the promise of fresh air to revive her, Mr. Eiffel, an engineer, decides to build the largest tower in the city of love for his beloved to breath fresh air.

Alice Briere-Haquet’s magical prose is a delight to read out loud to children and is in tune with Csil’s whimsical line illustrations featuring the era of this time.

The book is beautifully bound in hardcover and is recommended for ages 3 and up. This is a wonderful book to expose your children to different cities around the world with a story they can engage in detailing one of the most famous monuments.

You can find Madame Eiffel: The Love Story of the Eiffel Tower here.

Thank you to Little Gestalten for sending me a free copy of the book to review.


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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.