It's Luc's birthday party and he shows off his new bike to his friends. 'Aie!' he cries. Maman and Papa come rushing outside. Is Luc OK? Will the party go ahead as planned? J'ai mal! is one of the stories in Learn French with Luc et Sophie, a story-based scheme for teaching French in primary schools. Written entirely in French this original, fun story uses repetitive phrases and simple sentences to embed vocabulary and language structures making it ideal for French beginners. With engaging, full colour pictures and simple language on every page, this book can be read to, by and with children of any age. Children with early French language skills will gain confidence, and develop their language skills, when they realise they are able to read and understand a storybook in French. A picture to colour and talk about on the last page will help to develop all four language learning skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening.