1. Some friends are like sisters.
2. You can never use too much butter.
3. It is best to be a child FOREVER!
This was the cutest book ever! It was worth the wait, and probably one of the handful of books that I've ever preordered. I was so tempted to use a "like buttah" Saturday Night Live meme from the "Coffee Talk" skit, but decided against it. I'm sure you've got enough of a visual.
Julia and her friend Simca love French food. They especially love cooking and creating new, interesting recip ...more
Julia, Child is no relation to Julia Child, the wine swilling cook who wished everyone a Bon Appétit!
Julia and her friend Simca loved good food and agreed that you could never use too much butter. Paula Deen should have made an appearance.
They enjoyed the simple pleasures and knew far more than adults. Never fight over the little dilemmas in life.
The illustrations are super cute and the story matches. A great combination that feeds ...more
“You are cordially invited to this tale for all ages about a child named Julia. While the story contains no true knowledge of (the real) Juia Child and should be taken with a grain of salt and perhaps even a generous pat of butter, we hope that you will find something here to savor. If you discover, as we have, that some stories taste best when shared with others, then all the better.”
It all began with sole meunièr ...more
Sweet Marjoram, this is a beautiful, beautiful book. Yes, I adore food writing, and yes, I adore whimsical children’s books, so yes, this is exactly within my wheelhouse and there’s no mistaking that fact. But I hope I’m somewhat objective about these sorts of things, when being objective counts, and on my oath as a Youth Services Librarian, I have not run across so perfect a book for my nieces (and, let’s face it, my sisters) as this one.
Let’s start at the beginning, though. In this most perfec...more
The two friends take cooking classes and want to be the oldest children in the world, cooking happily together. When they see the colorless adults around them, they decide to create recipes for growing young. The beautiful illustr ...more
Like Spork, Julia, Child carries an important message below the surface. When Julia and Simca decide to create a feast for growing and staying young, then never expected what would happen when the grownups let go and had a little fun. This is the kind of picture book that I feel is mostly for adults; it reminds us that we're never too old to ha ...more
This is one of those tough books that, while I am completely charmed, I can't necessarily think of a child I would recommend this to. It feels like Amelie or Chocolat. It's whimsy and food and I loved it.
But I would argue that this book's reading level and format are at odds. Any kiddo who would appreciate the quiet story and subtle illustrations might be already out of picture book format age.
I will try to push this one in my library and I would absolutel ...more
Author: Kyo Maclear
Illustrator: Julie Morstad
Publisher: Tundra Books/Random House Of Canada Limited
Genre: Children's Fiction
Overall Rating: Great
Julia, is a child that has developed a passion for food. She and her friend Simca share this passion and are often found at the local market buying fresh ingredients to test new recipes with over the weekend. These two cooking marvels pl ...more
Julia, Child is the imaginative retelling (aka fictional) of the childhood of a girl named Julia & her friend, Simca (not subtly based off or inspired by Julia Child) This picture book contains perfect picture companions to the words composing the story.
The book, however, is not for children. The book is to remind adults room not forget how to enjoy life & to wonder as a child again. The words (English & French) are not suitable for young chi ...more
The book does start off by saying this: "...the story contains no true knowledge of (the real) Julia Child..." So if I did read this before my expectations got to me before I opened the book, ...more
Julia, child, and her friend,Simca, love to cook. And they love French food. On weekends, they shop and then cook, trying out recipes they find. Sometimes they are successful sometimes not so much. But they have fun and they find that they give pleasure to others when they share their cooking. Because, grown ups are far to busy to enjoy life, for the girls, this is a reason to remain , a child. What the girls create for everyone, is a cook book with recipes for Mastering th ...more
Julia and her friend love to cook and their dishes are a big hit with adults. Their food is infused with all the best intentions childhood can offer and that proves to be something the adults want to covet, but Julia and her friend manage to teach the adults in their lives some lessons about food and life in this beautifully illustrated picture book.
Highly recommended read, ev ...more
The message of the book would be lost on most children. "the problem," said Julia, "is that too many grown-ups don't have the proper ingredients." Sadly for this grown-up, though the illustrations were delicious the accompanying st ...more
This gem of a book is sure to ...more
Kyo is the author of several critically-acclaimed children’s books including: Spork (2010) and Virginia Wolf (2012), both illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault; Mr. Flux (2013), illustrated by Matte Stephens; and Julia, Child (2014), illustrated by Julie Morstad. Her newe ...more