Pecorino’s First Concert

Before the day is out, Pecorino will furmuzzle a man with a long mustache, wamboodle himself down into a tuba, and cause the most Brobdingnagian blast of a note that anyone has ever heard.  It’s all in a day’s work for Pecorino. How does one even begin to describe the best things about the story […]

The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Frères

In Paris’ Latin Quarter, Chef Marcel owns a fancy bistro called Le Bistrot des Sept Frères, or The Bistro of the Seven Brothers. Le Bistrot des Sept Frères has the very best in mouse cuisine.  Anyone who is anyone eats there. It is the hippest place in Paris! Tell me you’re not intrigued after that […]

Everywhere the Cow Says “Moo!”

How do animals sound in other languages? A visit with a dog, a frog, a duck, and a rooster may surprise you. We’ve all seen more than our share of baby books about animal sounds—farm animal sounds, wild animal sounds, etc., etc., ad nauseum. They’re fun (and it’s even more fun listening to the little […]