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Claris: Holiday Heist {A Kids' Christmas Book Review + Giveaway Hop}

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Join Claris on a holiday-themed adventure in the titular bestselling series by acclaimed fashion illustrator Megan Hess: Claris: Holiday Heist (October 2020; Hardie Grant; 978-1760504953 Hardcover $17.99; Ages 3-8; 48 pages).

A sweet little mouse takes on a cheeky cat burglar with holiday cheer! Can Claris and Monsieur save the day – the New York way? 

The Claris series, with more than a million books in print, follows an adorable mouse who moves to Paris to follow her fashion dreams, for fans of Eloise and Olivia. Destined to delight fashion-obsessed readers of all ages!

Fashionable illustrations will draw young readers into Claris’ glamorous life again and again, while budding designers delight in the characters’ detailed outfits. Rhyming text makes this story of friendship and following your dreams a fun read-aloud for both kids and parents. Claris is more than a story – it’s a whole new world for children to explore as they follow the fashionista mouse on each new adventure, from her move to Paris in The Chicest Mouse in Paris (8/2018; ISBN: 978-1760502591) and the runways of Fashion Week in Fashion Show Fiasco (6/2019; ISBN: 978-1760502874), to the beaches of the French Riviera in Bonjour Riviera (3/20; ISBN: 978-1760504939) and now a winter romp through New York City in Holiday Heist.

Megan Hess is an acclaimed fashion illustrator who works with some of the most prestigious fashion designers and luxury brands around the world, such as Chanel, Dior, Cartier, Montblanc and Tiffany & Co. She is the official illustrator for Bloomingdales New York, and completed the cover artwork for all of Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell's books, as well as a private commission for Michelle Obama, and has collaborated with Gwyneth Paltrow for the 'Blo' Blow Dry Bar campaign. Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris is her first children's book series. Find Megan and Claris on Instagram @meaganhess_official and @claristhemouse.

It's no secret that we love books in our house, and as such we have quite the little library going on in our house. We love them all... but there are certainly some we love more than others. For my daughter, she tends to be drawn to those that are a little more fancy. Her favorite book happens to be one that's all about travel and fashion, so when I first heard about Claris: Holiday Heist, I couldn't help but think it would be right up her alley. A fashionable mouse in New York city...and during the holidays at that!? Oh yes, that fit my daughter to a t. I knew she would enjoy it, but I truly didn't expect it to be quite as fantastic as it truly was. 

We know that we're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but admittedly, we did! As soon as we opened the package and pulled out the book it was love. My daughter loved the fancy clothes and the shimmering gold on the cover. Inside, it just got better. There are plenty of books that feature fashionable characters and destinations, but what made this one really unique was that it included actual fashion brands like Chanel and Cartier and more. Admittedly, my daughter didn't know this, but once I told her, she agreed that that made it even cooler. While the illustrations were great, it was a really cute story too... perfect for the holiday season or all throughout the year. 

This is the 4th Claris book, but you don't have to have read the others to enjoy it. This is the first we had read, and we still loved it. In fact, we cannot wait to read more of them! If you have a fashion loving child in your life, this is one great book to add to their holiday list! 

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  1. my cousin would love this!


  2. Sounds like a lovely read, hope to get a chance to read her.

  3. This would go to either the 6 or 4 year old niece for Christmas, probably the 4 year old because she loves fashion and clothing, especially dresses and shoes!

  4. This looks like a super cute book. I bet my kids would enjoy reading this.


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