Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Fine Dessert by Emily Jenkins - ESSENTIAL

Jenkins, Emily A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat pg. 38 Schwartz and Wade Books, 2015 Language: (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content-G; Violence: G;

I fell in love with this story right away, maybe it’s my Mother’s influence of her love for things of the past.  The illustrations are soft and inviting.  The making of food creates an emotion that is universal.  I was pleasantly surprised to find how one dessert can span 4 centuries.  It’s a simple dessert and yet the technology was there in 1710 as well as 2010 to create this delicious treat.  The illustrator spent time researching to make them historically accurate.  I appreciate the extra time that went into the process and love the illustrations more because of it.  I also loved how each family sat down to dinner at the table to enjoy their meal.  Our fast paced society often forgets that important element of family time. Perfect for a foods class.

PRE-K, EL (K-3) - EL ESSENTIAL-Emilee Teacher Librarian

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