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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is "Leap In"?"
    "Leap In" is an education corner to inspire you! Here are a few topics we cover: 1. French History & Geography: stories of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild; stories of the Rothschild's family lineage in one of the world's largest independent financial advisory groups; stories of the land itself and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. 2. The French Language: weekly words and how to say them. 3. Vocabulary Lessons: the vocabulary in the book is incredible. Learn some lucious descriptive words, their meanings, and how to use them. 4. Science experiments fun for the whole family!
  • How did the story of Punch come about?
    Author Jerry Singer visited Madame Rothschild's incredible villa with his children one day. While taking it all in, he met a fish, and curiosity struck. Tucking his kids into bed that evening, he created the beginnings of this very story.
  • What makes Punch such a great educational tool?
    Punch provides a unique approach at learning French history through the eyes of a fish. The vocabulary in the book is vast and reminiscent of classic literature, with a few French words used throughout the text. The lessons we learn from Punch encourage us to be true to ourselves. "Punch" includes a glossary where you can find definitions and translations for the French words and more difficult vocabulary.
  • What should I know about signing up for your monthly newsletter?
    Every month, "Leap In" makes a visit to your inbox with this month's educational newsletter. It covers French history & geography, the French language, fun science experiments for the whole family, and more. Click the links in the newsletter to visit "Leap In," an education corner that inspires questions, starts conversations, and helps you to expand your knowledge.
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