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Enter to Win Signed Copies of the Complete 4-Book Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris series by acclaimed Fashion Illustrator Megan Hess {A Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway}

**Books received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.


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? 

With more than a million Claris books in print, this fourth Claris book from acclaimed fashion illustrator Megan Hess. The best-selling Claris series 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 adorable 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.

Each year for Christmas, amidst the various toys that the kids ask for I always try to make sure my kids each get at least one book under the tree. Both of my kids are great readers and generally ask for a few anyway, but even if they did not, this is one tradition that I could not get rid of. After all, is there truly a better gift we can give our children than the joy of reading? I don't think so. So each year, I look for just the right book for each of my children--- something that I know will capture their interests. For my son, that's typically latest in one of his favorite series. For my daughter, I look for something as sparkly, girly and fun as she is.

One such series is the Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris series. Earlier in the fall, we were introduced to the series through it's most recent addition Holiday Heist. We absolutely fell in love with this stunning book. Not only were the illustrations beautiful and fashionable... but they were so fashionable in fact that they included real life fashion brands like Cartier. My fashion loving daughter could not get enough. It left us wanting more. 

Needless to say we were more than thrilled to have the chance to check out the rest of the series. We had high expectations and couldn't wait to see if they lived up to the one we'd already read. The verdict? They absolutely, one hundred percent DO! They were fantastic, fancy and oh so beautiful. My daughter is in that stage where she can read chapter books but still enjoys picture books as well, and these have very quickly become her favorites and one that I am certain she will keep and read for a long, long time. 

If you have a little girl in your life that loves Paris, fashion and/or all things fancy, this is one series you definitely want to check out. 


1 winner will receive the complete 4-book series with custom bookplates signed by author Megan Hess. US/Can only. Enter using the giveaway form below. (Please note, prize will be received after Christmas.)


  1. The books are beautiful and the activities posted are such fun!

  2. These are such cute books. My kids would love them.

  3. My granddaughter will love to read these books. She thinks she is the chicest little girl.


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