I was drawn to this book because I was looking for something with diverse characters. The colors and illustrations on the cover drew my attention, but once I opened it and started reading I fell in love with the characters and their experiences in Paris. The sights, food, maps and the playful interaction between Aya and her stuffed toy Pete. It's not just a story book, it is a travel book for all ages. I loved it and so did my granddaughter.
I recently ordered The Amazing Adventures of Aya & Pete for my daughter and she absolutely loved it. It is heavily requested as the bed time read. I love that my daughter gets to explore another culture and country with Aya & Pete. Not to mention, having a mixed-raced child, I was happy to find a character that reflected her so nicely. Wonderful book series, can’t wait for New York.
I love this cute book! Aya is a young girl and Pete is her cuddly toy, together they travel the world and we get to experience their adventures with them. My son had a good go at counting in French and pronouncing the French words included as well learning about the French landmarks and food. He says he looks forward to visiting the Eiffel Tower! I love that in supporting this publishing company, you’ll be supporting girls all over the world as 5% of their profits to organizations that empower women and girls through education and entrepreneurship, how amazing is that?!
As the mom of a real Aya, this book is almost eery! My spirit animal is a sloth and I also love traveling the world. What a delight, all around! The story is engaging and Aya is delightful. My Aya loves any time there's a character in a book who looks like her. Thanks for putting this out there for families like ours!
I just love this book! The illustrations, the characters and the story are perfect!