A last minute telegram from "The Committee for the Best Soup in All of France" turns Le Bistrot des Sept Freres upside down! The Bistro is the hippest and yummiest place for mouse cuisine in all of Paris.
The Bistro is owned by Chef Marcel, who employs his seven sons to help run the place. But wait! He has a young daughter who plays a small yet important part in the operation as well. The telegram causes a huge commotion when Chef Marcel realizes he is out of the secret ingredient that makes his soup so tasty. The text is interwoven with French terms that are easy to understand given the context, and easy to pronounce given the pronunciation guide that precedes the story. Delightful illustrations accompany the text, using a muted palette of pastel colors. Each character has unique whimsical qualities that add to the entertaining drama that unfolds. Recommended for younger elementary students.