In J’ai mal, the thirteenth Luc and Sophie book, it’s Luc’s birthday party and he shows off his new bike to his friends.
« Aïe ! » he cries. Maman and Papa come rushing outside. Is Luc OK? Will the party go ahead as planned?
The story is told via speech bubbles and is a fabulous way of introducing parts of the body and describing what hurts.
As with all Luc et Sophie stories, there’s a twist at the end. Barbara Scanes, the author, says that she used her own children (who are now in their 20s!) as role models when thinking of what Luc et Sophie would do.