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41d3l0vfewl_aa240_ >>  It seems like everyone has Coco Chanel on the brain as of late.  You've got French actress Marina Hands playing Coco in the movie adaptation of the book Coco & Igor.  You've got French actress Audrey Tautou playing Coco before she became famous in another biopic. 

And you've got the recently released children's book, Different Like Coco, which I picked up over the weekend after reading a review of it in The New York Times.  I was actually quite curious to see how someone would break down Gabrielle Chanel's life for the book's recommended age range of 5 to 9 years.   When I think of illustrated kids books, I don't really think of biographical content, after all. 

Goddu450 I opened the book and the endpapers are filled with Chanel quotes, my favorite being: "Luxury must be comfortable; otherwise it is not luxury." -- because it is simply so true.  The pages are beautifully illustrated with watercolor drawings, and the reader learns everything from how Chanel came to have a shop on Rue Cambon to how she became the creator of Parisian couture.  The book gives details about Chanel's life, but keeps it light and doesn't get dragged down.  A perfect gift for the aspiring little fashionette, or if you're like me, the book is great to satiate the child within.

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