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Youpi et ses bonbons

by (author) Philip Roy

illustrated by Andrea Torrey Balsara

Publisher
Ronsdale Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
Category
General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781553805403
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $12.95

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Youpi et ses bonbons est la traduction en français du livre pour enfants, Jellybean Mouse, le deuxième numéro dans la série « Youpi, une souris dans ma poche ». Youpi a le goût de l'aventure. Quand son ami Jean lui propose d'aller à la laverie pour laver leurs vêtements sales, Youpi trouve cette idée ennuyeuse et essaie de dissuader Jean avec des suggestions comme aller jouer aux quilles. Mais en vain. Youpi arrive à la laverie malheureux et est alors confronté à sa toute première machine de bonbons à la gelée. Il est émerveillé par cette découverte. Youpi est de nouveau frustré quand Jean lui explique qu'il a seulement assez de pièces de monnaie pour faire le lavage. Youpi refuse d'abandonner son rêve et part en mission pour trouver sa propre pièce de ving-cinq sous les machines à laver. Mais la machine de bonbons bloque son plaisir en lui volant sa pièce de monnaie sans lui donner de bonbons. Youpi n'est surtout pas prêt à accepter sa défaite. Il convainc Jean de brasser et de faire basculer la machine jusqu'à ce que les bonbons à la gelée tombent par terre en abondance. Il y a des aventures à tous les coins de rue si on est une petite souris avec un prodigieux appétit pour la vie.

Youpi et ses bonbons is the translation into French of the children's picture book Jellybean Mouse - the second volume in the Happy the Pocket Mouse series. Youpi is insatiably adventurous, and when his good friend Jean suggests a trip to the laundromat to wash their clothes, Youpi finds it too boring and tries to dissuade him with the suggestion of the bowling alley. But to no avail. Youpi arrives at the laundromat in a funk, only to come face-to-face with his first jellybean machine. Thrilled with the discovery, Youpi is confounded for a second time when Jean explains that he has only enough quarters for the wash. Refusing to give up, Youpi makes a careful reconnaissance beneath the washing machines until he finds a quarter of his own. But the stingy machine conspires against the treasure-seeking mouse, steals his quarter, and refuses to release its jellybeans. Unwilling to accept defeat, Youpi convinces Jean to tilt the machine until its sweet treasure spills out in abundance. No adventure is too small for a mouse with a prodigious appetite for life.

About the authors

Philip Roy continues to travel back and forth between Nova Scotia and Ontario, keeping residence in both places. For some half-dozen years now, he has been presenting orally a series of stories at local schools, fairs, and markets called “Happy the Pocket Mouse.” The first of the series, Mouse Tales, illustrated by Andrea Torrey Balsara, will be released by Ronsdale Press in spring 2014. This series of picture books complements Philip’s “Submarine Outlaw” series for young adults, which is now up to volume six. Recently he travelled to Australia to research the materials for the next book in the series, Eco Warrior, to appear in the fall of 2014. Travelling makes for great adventure, Philip contends. The only thing better is writing about it and visiting schools and libraries to share the stories with young readers. Visit Philip Roy’s website at www.philiproy.ca

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Andrea Torrey Balsara has illustrated her own stories for children as well as numerous books by other storytellers. She lives in Bowmanville, Ontario. Visit www.torreybalsara.com.

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