The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Freres by Marie Le Tourneau
Illustrated by Marie Le Tourneau
Publisher:  Tanglewood Press
Published:  July 25th 2006
Hardcover, 32 pages
Reading Level: 4 and Up

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Every day, Chef Marcel and his sons recite the recipe for the famous cheese soup of the Bistrot des Sept Freres–the trendiest mouse cafe in all of Paris. But when a culinary judge is due to arrive and Chef Marcel has run out of his secret ingredient, it is Petite Michelle who saves the day. This adorable story and whimsical illustrations of Marie LeTourneau will delight children, while providing une petite lecon on the language and culture of France.
Frenzy arises when Chef Marcel, of Le Bistrot de Sept Freres, has only one hour to prepare his award winning cheese soup to be judged by the Committee for the Best cheese soup in All of France. But Chef Marcel is out of his secret ingredient! Chef Marcel quickly leaves to get his secret ingredient but doesn’t return in time for the judge, leaving his 7 brothers to create their own secret ingredient to add. Will it work??

The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Freres is a fun and adorable book. I love books that include new words and language, and Marie LeTourneau gives you beaucoup to learn! She guides you in learning new French words and sayings that you can use everyday. LeTourneau’s images are absolutely gorgeous! You can spend hours looking at these amazing drawings, full of wonderful detail.

Adults and children will absolutely love this book! A must read for everyone!!

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