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#72: Julia, Child - Kyo Maclear & Julie Morstad

Julia and Simca are two young friends who agree that you can never use too much butter -- and that it is best to be a child forever. Sharing a love of cooking and having no wish to turn into big, busy people who worry too much and dawdle too little, they decide to create a feast for growing and staying young. A playful, scrumptious celebration of the joy of eating, the importance of never completely growing up and mastering the art of having a good time, Julia, Child is a fictional tale loosely inspired by the life and spirit of the very real Julia Child -- a story that should be taken with a grain of salt and a generous pat of butter.

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Tundra Books; First Ed 1st Printing edition (July 8, 2014)
  • ISBN: 9781770494497




AUTHOR BIOS:
Kyo Maclear is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author for big people and little people. Her previous picture books for children include SporkMr. Flux and Virginia Wolf, which won the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration, Canada's most prestigious children's book prize. The Letter Opener, her first novel for adults, won the K.M. Hunter Artists Award and was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Her most recent novel, Stray Love, appeared on several notable "Best of 2012" lists. She lives in Toronto with singer and composer David Wall and their two children. Visit her online at kyomaclearkids.com.

Julie Morstad is an author, illustrator and artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her most recent book for children, How To, marks her authorial debut, and has received starred reviews in KirkusSchool Library Journal and Quill & Quire, as well as a Governor General's award nomination. Books she has illustrated for children include When You Were Small, recipient of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award; When I Was Small, winner of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize; and Singing Away the Dark, which was shortlisted for a number of children's literature prizes.


REVIEW:
This story is a clever play on Julia Child and her book, Mastering The Art of French Cooking. This wonderfully illustrated book will capture the minds of parents and children. Parents will enjoy the wholesome story also knowing who Julia is and her history, and the kids will love the illustrations as you read along. It helps there is a wonderful lesson on being grown up in the book too. Whether you deem it to be targeted at the parents or the kids is another story. 
This gem of a book is sure to be a hit at reading time, as it will surely be enjoyed by all.

5/5


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Comments

  1. oh, so cute! i must definitely get this ;-)

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  2. This sounds like a cute book. I think my youngest would love it. Life is too short to be taken too seriously and not have fun - or extra butter.

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