This is the first children book by Daniel Labonne. One critic has compared it to the famous book Le Petit Prince of Antoine de St. Exupery. It is also about the role of sugar cane in the history of Mauritius and the development of the personality of the islander. The economy and the success of the island is largely due to what has long been a monoculture. It matters to remind future generations and the average reader of such a crucial role. TIPTI does that in a poetic fashion. Father Christmas finds himself stranded in a maze in the middle of a green field… He is helped out by this young boy, sleeping rough. A special friendship is born that might take TIPTI into future adventures… A DVD has been produced with the TIPTI song.