Children’s Book Giveaway: “Minette’s Feast”

Late last year I received an email from children’s book author Susanna Reich. She found my post “Julia Child’s 7 Best Quotes,” and thought I might like to have a copy of her new book to review, as well as one more to giveaway to my readers.

 

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Then a series of events happened:

 

I changed our fourth bedroom in the basement into my home-office and brought all of my blog and freelance related work down there to get organized. It stayed organized for a few weeks, but I found myself upstairs in the kitchen working more often than down in the nice, organized basement space. Realizing the home-office was probably a bad choice for the space, and also that in our smallish townhouse storage space is of the essence, we decided it would be better to convert that fourth bedroom to a storage room.

 

It was a fabulous idea! Except during the process, I misplaced both copies of Minette’s Feast. It was as if they’d just vanished! {poof}

 

Fast-forward to August 2013: I was down in the storage room putting away and organizing things from our two week lake vacation, and what do I see hiding behind one of the storage shelves? You got it! Both copies of Minette’s Feast. {happy-happy-joy-joy}

 

Before the books went missing, my daughter (who was 7-years old at the time) read our copy. She loved it, especially the beautiful illustrations by talented Amy Bates.

 

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Author Susanna Reich has a way with words, captivating even the youngest of readers with quips like this:

 

“They munched on baguettes in bistros where birds warbled in cages. They dined on rolls in restaurants where little white poodles nestled at ladies’ feet. ‘You are the butter to my bread,’ Paul told Julia.”

And this:

 

“For three days, Julia and Paul feasted on the leftovers while Minette waited for a nibble.

When Julia finally laid the platter on the floor, bits of meat still clung to the bone. ‘Would you like to try this, poussiequette?’ said Julia.

Minette crept up to the platter. She sniffed. She twitched. And then she pounced. Ooh-la-la! Magnifique!

 

The illustrations are fun to look at along with the well-written story:

 

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As I said earlier, Susanna Reich sent me two copies of Minette’s Feast. One for me, and one to give away! Here’s a chance to get a copy yourself:

 

Answer this question in comments: What inspires you in the kitchen?┬áThen click the +3 button below, followed by the “I commented!” button to tell me when you’ve answered. After that, you’ll see a few other options to earn points for the giveaway. It’s pretty simple!

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Disclosure: I was given two copies of Minette’s Feast, by Susanna Reich for free – one to keep, and one to giveaway. All opinions are my own!

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Comments

  1. Josie says

    I’m inspired in the kitchen by new ingredients, finding something fun at the farmers market and trying to make it delicious!

  2. Jocelyn Ingram says

    In my kitchen, I am inspired by my two little girls. They developed a love for and interest in cooking very early and together we experiment to our hearts’ content. We create big messes, loads of fun, and plates and bowls full of delicious (and sometimes not so delicious) things to eat as a family. All the while, we’re having fun and learning!

    • (a)Musing Foodie says

      That is SO sweet! My kids have an interest in food, and my 4-year old loves to watch me cook, but I still prefer to cook by myself – it’s my zen moment. LOL

  3. Sue says

    I am inspired by the anticipation of only hearing “Mmmmm, mmmmm, this is delicious, the best _______ you have made so far” breaking the silence. LOL

  4. says

    I’m inspired in the kitchen by seeing interesting recipes either online, in a restaurant, or someone else blog. I don’t often take the time to follow those recipes! But I LOVE to experiement based on what I saw!

  5. Michael Cleary says

    I am inspired by fresh local ingredients and “real food” that I know my kids will like and want to help create.

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