Fun story about a mouse family restaurant in the heart of Paris. Le Bistrot des Sept Frères is known for their award winning cheese soup. On the day of the annual contest a key ingredient is missing! While father runs to the market, the 7 brothers and 1 sister prepare the soup and restaurant for the judge. I love how the boys are frantic and the sister casually dances through the tasks! Illustrations are lovely, with a bit of a French feel to them.
French words sprinkled throughout. Includes pronunciation guide and English translation for French words used in the text.
Readers are encouraged to try making the soup by following the recipe at the publisher's website. While a great idea, it isn't immediately clear where on the website the recipe could be found. In addition to a recipe for cheese soup, readers can find French flash cards and craft projects.