Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pansy in Paris: A Mystery at the Museum by Cynthia Bardes, illustrated by Virginia Best

About the book:  Pansy, the poodle who lives at the Palace Hotel in Beverly Hills and Avery, the little girl who adopted her, are off on a new adventure in Pansy in Paris. The two travel to the City of Lights to solve a new mystery: who is stealing paintings from the museum? With only one clue and their boundless curiosity, the two follow the trail, foil the thieves, and recover the missing artwork having great fun as they explore a beautiful new city and enjoy its treasures. Pansy and Avery learn about the joy of travel, the satisfaction of a job well done, and the special pleasure of teamwork."

My thoughts:  Cynthia Bardes wrote her first “Pansy” book based on her lovely, lively toy poodle. The title is Pansy at the Palace: A Beverly Hills Mystery which I reviewed here on Chat With Vera. I was delighted to see she has written the second in this young children’s series of mysteries involving the little poodle, Pansy.

Pansy’s fame for solving the Palace mystery has become international! The French have sent a letter requesting Pansy’s services in solving the case of the missing portraits. So Avery shows the letter to her mother who decides it is time to travel a bit. Then Avery, Mother, and Pansy board a plane and fly to Paris!

They are met by the inspector (French police) who tells them about the case and shows them where it occurred. They gist of the story is that Pansy again comes to the rescue in solving the case of the trice missing portraits.

Another delightful animal book for young children and this one has a touch of mystery.  Beautifully illustrated by Virginia Best in the same ink and water color artwork that captures the sweet expressions of Pansy and Avery as well as the atmosphere of Paris.

I am delighted to be able to share this lovely book with my granddaughter, Avery, who has her very own miniature Labradoodle (kind of a poodle doggie). She loved book one and I know she will love this one, too.
GIVEAWAY:  The author is graciously providing one of Chat With Vera's readers a copy of their very own. Just use the Rafflecopter form below for your entries. Begins April 29 and ENDS May 20@ 12:01 a.m. EDT. Open to USA addresses only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
About the author:  Cynthia Bardes and her husband, David, spend each fall at a Bevery Hills hotel with their toy poodle, Pansy. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Cynthia is a former dress designer and interior decorator. When not in Los Angeles, Cynthia and her husband, and Pansy, live in Vero Beach, Florida. Further information is available online at: www.PansyatthePalace.com.



21 comments:

  1. I would like to win this for my twin daughters.

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  2. I found out that there is another book titled, "Pansy in the Palace" where Pansy solves a mystery at the Beverly Hills hotel.

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  3. I would like this book for my granddaughter

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  4. I enjoyed the reviews of Pansy in Paris

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  5. I would like to win this for my son.

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  6. I'd like this for my classroom library. They love new books!

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  7. I would like to win this book for my daughter.

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  8. I learned Cynthia was hit by a car in Beverly Hills and during her recuperation she wrote the Pansy story.

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  9. First, I would like the book to read and review, for I am the Books For Kids Contributor on Squidoo. Then, I would donate it to our local small town daycare center.

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  10. I am delighted to discover that author Cynthia Bardes is a fellow resident of the Florida Sunshine State!

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  11. I would love to give this book to my sweet niece
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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  12. There is another book about Pansy called Pansy At The Palace
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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  13. I would love to win this sweet book for my sweet daughter!

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  14. I would love to win this book for my daughter!
    -Sarah K.

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  15. I found out at Pansy's website that the Paris book is about stolen items from the museum!

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  16. I would love to win this book for my grand daughter she would love it and I would love to read it to her she loves books.

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  17. I would love to win this for my little niece.

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  18. I want to win for my friends little one.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  19. I would love for my granddaughters
    hddiana556@gmail.com

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  20. I'd like this book for Gramma's home library.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  21. I think it is interesting that the idea for this book came when she was recovering from an accident.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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