Eve Titus / Illus. Paul Galdone
Anatole is a most honorable mouse who lives near Paris. When he realises that humans are upset by mice sampling their leftovers, he is shocked! He must provide for his beloved family, but he is determined to find a way to earn his supper. And so he heads for the tasting room at the Duval Cheese Factory. On each cheese, he leaves a small note - "good," "not so good," "needs orange peel" - and signs his name. When workers at the Duval factory find his notes in the morning, they are perplexed, but they realise that this mysterious Anatole has an exceptional palate and take his advice. Soon Duval is making the best cheese in all of Paris! They would like to give Anatole a reward; if only they knew who he was....
Anatole is not a book for learning French and is written in English. However, it is a nice story to read when learning about France, as it is set in and around Paris. It is aimed at children aged 5 - 9 years.
Paperback, 32pp, 177 x 250 mm