The European Tour by Marie Thibaut de Maisires

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Travel around Europe with your child and learn about different countries along the way in this beautifully illustrated personalised story for children aged 4-9. Apply for yours below.

This giveaway is sponsored by ZebraBooks

About the book 

The 'European Tour' is a magical story, personalised with the name of your child. All ZebraBooks are lovingly made and hand-finished and reflect the belief that nothing compares to a book made and read with love.

In this European tour, your child will be the heroine or hero of a great search across the continent for the 26 letters of the alphabet. During their quest they will have to pick tulips in the Netherlands, put Swiss cuckoo clocks back together, save a young stork in Poland, learn the art of drinking tea with the Queen of England, and so on. This enthralling tale will not only encourage your child to learn to read, but will also help them discover more about Europe while on a journey full of fun tasks and challenges.

Why the book is different ?

Environment : ZebraBooks books are all hand-made, using paper sourced from sustainable forests (a new tree is planted for every tree that is cut down). CO2 emissions from printing and transport are offset.

Funny: Adults will find the European Tour just as interesting as their children - there are plenty of hidden jokes just for older readers.

Clever: Extensive (and highly scientific) research went into ensuring that the little anecdotes about each country are all true.

No stereotypes: The story features female football champions, lady truck drivers, fisherwomen, and men who cook and take care of baby storks. It provides plenty of opportunities to see that both girls and boys can carry out any activity or profession they choose.

About the creators:

The European Tour was conceived and written by Marie Thibaut de Maisires, the founder of ZebraBooks, and an author and feminist radio presenter celebrated for her pranks. Marie is also a reserve officer in the Belgian navy and a fun-loving mother of three children.

The fabulous illustrations are the work of the talented Florence Weiser – a lover of caravans, a friend of animals, and a playful anti-conformist.

And finally, the man responsible for the witty English version of the "European Tour" is Felix Lowe, a freelance journalist and translator who covers anything from professional cycling to travel. His book, Climbs and Punishment: Riding to Rome in the Footsteps of Hannibal, is out now.

Book giveaway

We've got 50 personalised copies of The European Tour to give away to Mumsnetters. This book is suitable for children aged 4-9. This giveaway closes on Tuesday 22 November.

We ask all winners to share their thoughts and their children's thoughts about the book on the discussion thread. 

Everyone who posts feedback about the book on the thread before 3 January will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.


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