Toronto : Owlkids Books, 2021.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Translation of: Mimose & Sam, basilic en panique.
"It's a beautiful day in the garden when Poppy and her friend Sam (a panda bear) hear a commotion nearby. Basil is crying, for someone has nibbled the leaves of his crown! But not to worry - Poppy is on the case. Putting her detective skills to work, Poppy first questions possible witnesses: Ms. Honeybee, Madame Ladybug, and dozy Mr. Bumblebee. But insects are adorably unreliable, and they all have contradictory suspicions of their own. Poppy and Sam try to catch the thief red-handed, but the friends fall asleep during the stakeout. They attempt to trap the culprit by spreading a moat of honey around Basil, but the thief tunnels below it. Finally Poppy gets the idea to cover Basil in soap. It works! The next morning, Poppy and Sam follow a trail of bubbles to the hiccupping thief--it's Earwig! Very sweetly, Basil forgives Earwig, plucking a leaf from her crown for him, and says, "Everything tastes better when it is freely offered. You only have to ask. The answer might surprise you." A valuable lesson for all! Poppy and Sam introduces a pair of characters with wide kid appeal. Poppy is a tiny, creative go-getter with endless empathy for her friends, while Sam is her gentle, helpful sidekick. Set in a beautifully farmer's field filled with charming details - such as Poppy's hollowed-out pumpkin house - this young graphic novel from an up-and-coming Montreal artist is a delight from start to finish."--,Provided by publisher.