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Entertainment,  Food

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? Then 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!

Last Updated on December 7, 2016 by Liza Hawkins

Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) Always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect mojito and time to finish my novel!


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