Apr 17, 2013
Review: The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Freres
The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Freres by Marie LeTourneau
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Freres
by Marie LeTourneau
My rating: 5*****
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 · rating details · 42 ratings · 27 reviews
This story serves up a delightful recipe for a children's book: take one adorable tale of Parisian mice who want to win the prize for the best cheese soup in France, add a full serving of the whimsical illustrations of Marie LeTourneau, mix in a dash of French language and a sprinkling of Parisian café culture, and voilà! We have The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Frères (Bistro of Seven Brothers).
With many basic French words cleverly woven into the story, readers will absorb the language without even realizing it. There is a pronunciation guide at the front of the book, and directions in the back to this website for the famous cheese soup recipe!(less)
~~~ My thoughts: Lisa MoonShineArtSpot
I fell in love with the beautiful, whimsical cover illustration Marie LeTourneau & the story was absolutely delightful & fun with a clever mix of French words in an easily understandable context. I could not wait to see what the cute & energetic little mice would do next. Such a clever book. There is also a tasty sounding recipe for the award winning soup prepared by the mice brothers & their helpful sister.
Marie LeTourneau combined the perfect ingredients of design, whimsy in illustration & story telling to cook up an amazing children's read!
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