This may seem an unlikely topic for children, but this milestone birthday has inspired two picture books. First comes Bon Appetit!: The Delicious Life of Julia Child by Jessie Hartland. We'll be reading this as part of a nationwide celebration, JC100. It covers her life from childhood through her many years of success as a prominent chef in multi-paneled comic-like spreads, even including a recipe to give a taste of her cooking style.
Next up is Minette's Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat by Susannah Reich, illustrated by Amy Bates. Child had cats as her constant companion, and this book tells the story of the beginning of her career through the eyes of her beloved Minette.
Join us on Saturday, August 18, at 10:30 a.m. for these books, and maybe more!