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Delightful French Children’s Tale About A Family of Gourmet Mice

The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Frères
by Marie Letourneau
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The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Freres

A family of French mice own a little Bistro famous for it’s soup. One day when the Papa Mouse is out buying ingredients, including the secret ingredient that makes his soup so famous, an important critic arrives and demands the soup!

What will the seven brothers do? The don’t have the secret ingredient! Will the day be saved or will their reputation go down the drain, along with a second-rate soup? Read on, and find out!

Only the French can mix rodents and food and make it seem like a good thing 🙂

 

Book · Graphic Novel · Review

Other People’s Kids, Other People’s Humour…

Pico Bogue
Pico Bogue: Striking the Balance

I picked this up through NetGalley. Short version: I struggled with it.

I had hoped it would be an enjoyable, easy, and amusing read. I love the art-work but the text just fell flat. I can see where the jokes are supposed to be, where the humour should be but it just wasn’t coming across.

I suspect that this is a collection of work based on the things actual kids have said, and had I witnessed any of them in real life I probably would have found them hilarious.

I find my own kids hysterical, and I am clearly the funniest person on the planet, but other people’s kids and their parents’ funny stories rarely do it for me.

What can I say? Humour is subjective and water is wet. Other people may love this, or it may all have got lost in translation.