Dr. Nicole, a family doctor who has been in practice for over 3 decades, has published numerous medical and children's books and has received multiple national and international literary awards. Her "Felix & Booboo" series, originally published in French, is now also available in English. Watch below a couple of interviews with Dr. Nicole introducing some of her work
Photo of Dr. Nicole courtesy of Emmanuele Garnier/Le Medecin du Quebec; Illustrator: Mylene Villeneuve
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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