Reviews - What do customers think about Le Petit Nicolas a des ennuis (Folio Junior)?
nice book Oct 24, 2007
nice book; very good condition; The language isn't too difficult for a middle-range French speaker. This one is good to take on a plane when there's nothing to do. Good time to brush up.
Super et facile lire. C'est bon les etudiants de francais. Jul 10, 2003
I first came across the Petit Nicolas stories while in French IV. All the people in my class, including me, greatly enjoyed these stories. They are true classics. While easy to read, they give the reader an acute sense of how French is actually used - in context. the tales are engaging and Petit Nicolas acts and thinks so much like all little kids that any cultural differences displayed in the book are easily understood through his eyes. I greatly enjoy these books, especially this one, and highly recommend them to everyone who wishes to read in French. They are not only for children and learners of French, they are for anyone no matter what their age and ability in French. A very good buy!
Excellent starting point for students of French Aug 31, 2001
This book is a great way for beginning students of French to improve their skills while also getting an introduction to French children's literature. The language is simple enough for a beginner, and the stories are funny without being juvenile. The illustrations by Sempé can only be described as masterful; they fit perfectly with the atmosphere of the stories. I first saw Sempé's work in "Die Geschicte von Herrn Sommer" by Patrick Süßkind, and I continue to be amazed and amused by his work. I would recommend this book (and presumably the rest of the Petit Nicolas series, which I have not yet read) to anyone who is looking for a way to read "real" French literature while improving their basic French skills.