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‘Julia, Child’ — words by Kyo Maclear and pictures by Julie Morstad

I am such a fan of Julie Morstad’s illustrations. I’ve written about her books before — always sweet, fresh and rather unassuming. A total reflection of an enthusiastic childhood.

Morstad has perfectly teamed up with writer Kyo Maclear and their book, Julia, Child is currently one of our favourites. An uplifting book about two friends who love to cook and gather new recipes in the most dreamiest of kitchens. One day, the two friends notice that life has become rather dull if you’re an adult. They see too many grown-ups hurried and worried in life so they decide to fix it and concoct recipes to grow young again.

The story continues as they perfect their recipes, set a beautiful floral table and begin to gather the grown-ups to the table. Of course as they all begin eating, things don’t seem to work out as the girls had hoped. They go back into the kitchen to adjust their final recipe and voila the story ends magically.

This whimsical tale is all about what we can bring to the table which I think is such a important message to us all. It’s about the conversations we have as a family and the love and happiness we can share together. Morstad’s rich drawings are a perfect combination, complimenting Maclear’s words and this picture book makes such a lovely read aloud together.

We love Julia, Child. It’s a little reminder that we all need to be more light-hearted in this super serious world we’re all in. The book is available from all good bookstores and also online from amazon (UK) and (US).

Vanessa x

Don’t forget you can find lots of seasonal, cooking inspiration from Vanessa on her cooking with children foodie blog

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Comments (2)

June 21, 2017

We love this one, too! Thank you for sharing such a dear story. The Swing is another Julie Morstad favorite.

June 21, 2017

I don’t think it’s a good idea to promote Amazon here. It is quite obvious that books are available there, and I think it’s a contradiction to promote small sustainable brands on the one hand and the big player that destroys small bookshops on the other hand.

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