Book Review: Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear

Title: Julia, Child
Author: Kyo Maclear
Genre: Childrens book
Publisher:  Tundra Books
Published: December 31, 2013
Page count: 32
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley

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Book Summary:

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.

 *The Chef's Review*

     My rating: 5/5 stars

I loved it.

This has to be one of the most charming children's book I have ever read. It's colorful, light and adorable. The first thing that drew my attention was the name since I am a fan of Julia Child and the second thing was the cover, it is simply sweet. I can really picture myself buying this book for my little cousins.

It all starts with a couple of girls, named Julia and Simca, that share the love of cooking and understand the importance of how a good meal can do wonders to people. They wished to never grow old knowing that becoming an adult would mean to be busy, hectic and always worried. Their plan was to come up with recipes to stay forever young and offer a feast to adults so they would want to remember how much better is to not worry and live life as best they could...

I completely agree with them! So I made a plate of petits fours to honor Julia and Simca and join their cause. I made a peach compote as mentioned in the book. I found it quite pleasant, and you can find the recipe I used here.    ;)

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds adorable, and the accompanying dish--yum! :)