I have practiced family medicine for over thirty years, published numerous medical and childrens books, and I have received national and international literary awards. I published the French Felix and Boubou series (Boomerang), Lucas Has Otitis (Lotite de Lucas), A Hunting Lice (La chasse aux poux), A Vaccine for Jolle (Un vaccin pour Jolle), The Gastroenteritis of Lea (La gastroentrite de La), Gabriels Allergies (Les allergies de Gabriel), Sabrinas Chickenpox (La varicelle de Sabrina), Charles Broken Arm (Lebras cass de Charles) Health Guide (Votre Guide Sant Info, Guy Saint-Jean), and The Cookie Fairy (La fe des biscuits) (Andara).
In "Parents for Sale", twins don’t take care of their dog. When their mom threatens to sell the dog, they concoct a plan sell their parents. As the story progresses, three groups of children offer to buy, rent or trade the twins parents. None of those met twins expectations. A fairy comes with a fabulous offer. As twins agree to the sale, the fairy changes into a witch with plans eat their parents. Will Pistachio save the Clark family from their demise? Readers will find out the answer to this and other questions in this tale of morality and responsibility.
STRIKE AT CHARLES' FARM
In this new 24-page, bilingual (English/French) picture book, a young boy named Charles leads a farm. One day, he faces a problem. His farm animals go on strike. They refuse to work, want to eat more food or sleep longer. Charles asked all his animals what would make them happy. After listening to them one by one, he gathered them in the barn. Charles told them that he understood their needs. However, he was not able to satisfy them. He offered to sell them to the zoo. The animals could have food and sleep all the day long for the rest of their lives without any obligation to work. When they realized that Charles was serious about selling them to the zoo, all the animals asked to stay and promised to get back to work. The happy ending will make young readers laugh and ask to read this story again and again. At the end of the book, there is quiz to evaluate children's reading understanding. Mylène Villeneuve illustrated this picture book.
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