Le livre des j’aime

Le livre des j'aime

I discovered this book thanks to Jim Mcelwee at the Northern Primary Languages Show at York St John's University in October 2017 (please note this event is on again this year, on 1st December 2018). I only got round to buying it this summer but what a cracking one!

Language of text: French
Type of text: picture boook
Author or source: Soledad Bravi, Hervé Eparvier
Intended age of students: Key Stage 1/2
Source reference: 9782211234740

Approaches:
This is the perfect book to do go back to over and over again. I am going to use it over a term, reading one or 2 pages to the children at the beginning or the end of each lesson and we will discuss the activities mentioned. The children will tell me in French if they like them or not.
This story could be read throughout in one lesson too, but it is a long one!

Rationale:
Each double page starts with "j'aime" and an activity which small children all love to do. By the end of the story the children will know how to say "I like" in French for sure and they will know it is followed by the infinitive too!
I love the fact that most children will be able to relate to the activities which are referred to, but some of them are specific to the French culture. They will therefore teach the children something about French children too.

Outcomes:
This is a great story to introduce or reinforce opinions.
The children could use the dictionaries to come up with some of their own activities which they liked when they were little... and may still like to do now!

Topics or themes:
opinions; French culture

Grammar:
j'aime + infinitive; verbs, their infinitves and different endings

How much time required:
1 lesson - 1 term

You watch a short video (by me!) to introduce this book here.

I am a big fan of Soledad Bravi's work... so much so that I have now created a blog where I have gathered my favourite books of hers!

You can buy the story here on Amazon.co.uk.

You can now even get "Le livre des j'aime pas"! What stopped me buying it is that it is not grammatically correct... but as it is what people say in France I might buy it yet! Would you?

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