Luke and Lucy’s parents threaten to sell their golden retriever, Pistachio, since they don’t take care of her as they promised. As soon as their parents’ car is out of sight, Luke, Lucy and Pistachio go into the garage. Luke begins painting big white letters on a piece of dark cardboard: Parents for Sale. Watching her brother, Lucy grows impatient and stomps, saying, “Hurry up! Replace the sign as soon as possible. Otherwise, one of our neighbors will buy Pistachio.” Three families come to buy, trade, or rent their parents without success. As soon as the twins sell their parents to the fairy orphan, she transforms into a witch who wishes to eat them in a stew. How will the twins save their parents? 2015 New York Book Festival: Honorable Mention 2015 Hollywood Book Festival: Honorable Mention
Dr. Nicole has practiced family medicine for over thirty years. Passionate about literature and pedagogy, she has published numerous children’s books and has received several national and international literary awards. Dr. Audet‛s previous titles include the French Felix and Boubou series (Boomerang editor), Lucas Has Otitis (L’otite de Lucas, 2012), A Hunting Lice (La chasse aux poux, 2012), A Vaccine for Joëlle (Un vaccin pour Joëlle, 2013), The Gastroenteritis of Lea (La gastroentérite de Léa, 2013), The Gabriel Allergies (Les allergies de Gabriel, 2014), Sabrina Has Chickenpox (La varicelle de Sabrina, 2014), Charles’ Broken Arm (Le bras cassé de Charles, 2015), La magie du corps humain (The Magical Human Body, 2015), Vente de parents, 2015 Your Health Guide (Votre Guide Santé Info, Guy Saint-Jean, editor, 2012) and The Cookie Fairy (La fée des biscuits): A Collection of Christmas Stories (Andara, 2013). Visit Dr. Audet’s website: www.nicoleaudet.com. The French version of this book is published by Boomerang editor (2015).
The text reads like a real comedy; it’s very funny! The rhythm is catchy, and as a parent I greatly enjoyed reading the story to my daughter. It is a joyful and intelligent story that allows us to reconnect with our inner child. Bravo Dr. Nicole!