Les contes de Youpi is the translation into French of the beloved children's book, Mouse Tales. The first volume in the "Happy the Pocket Mouse" series has been read to tens of thousands of students in Atlantic Canada and Ontario over the past five years, and has gathered a substantial following. Here, now, French speakers across Canada will be able to enjoy the story by Philip Roy and the wonderfully vibrant illustrations of Andrea Torrey Balsara. Readers of all ages will identify with Youpi's bedtime struggle after a long day, his request for a story to help him fall asleep, and his nighttime anxieties when he must come to grips with the wicked witch of Grimms' Hansel and Gretel, the Big Bad Wolf, and his own imagined "Three Bears." Readers will be won over by the insatiably curious and determined little mouse, and his kind and endlessly patient friend, Jean. Les contes de Youpi proves that best friends come in all sizes, and guarantees a giggle.
PHILIP ROY travels back and forth between his home in Ontario and Nova Scotia. This series of picture books for children complements Philip's "Submarine Outlaw" series for young readers. Visit www.philiproy.ca. ANDREA TORREY BALSARA has authored and illustrated her own stories for children as well as working as a writer for many years. She lives in Bowmanville, Ontario. Visit www.torreybalsara.com.