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Three French Hens

I love children's books. For a thirty-eight-year-old with no children, I have a pretty sizeable collection. I also love all things French. So when I spotted a holiday children's book called Three French Hens, I just had to check it out. It ranks right up there with Anatole and Fancy Nancy as one of the most adorable French-ified children's books I've ever read! In fact, I immediately bought several copies.

But that wasn't enough! I wanted everyone I know to get to know these three adorable French hens! So, I called my friends at Pomegranate Books and offered to do a reading for the holiday season---on National Chocolate Covered Anything Day.

And so, what I hope will be a new annual traidition was born: On December 16th from 4 p.m-6 p.m., I'm inviting you to join me as I polish off my best French accent to bring the Three French Hens to life. Readings will take place at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. at Pomegranate Books located at 4418 Park Ave. on the corner of Park Ave. and S. Kerr Ave., one block south of Wrightsville Ave.

This critically acclaimed children’s book, written by Margie Palatini, takes place on the third day of Christmas when a chic mademoiselle from Paris sends her true love, Philippe Renard, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree. The hens never arrived . . . . Colette, Poulette, and Fifi end up delivering themselves not to Renard, but to Phil Fox from the Bronx. Phil had been down on his luck and is delighted to see a free lunch arrive right on his doorstep. The fox’s plans to dine on the delectable fowl are foiled as the French hens work their Christmas magic on him, proving that the spirit of the holidays can bring even the most unlikely folks together.

In between readings, we will have our award-winning bon bons for sale. Additionally Pomegranate Books will offer 20% off any children’s holiday books. As entertaining for adults as it is for children, this is truly an event that will bring the whole family together this holiday season. Looking forward to seeing you there.....!

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