Saturday, July 11, 2015
A Fine Dessert, by Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall
As she so effortlessly does, Emily Jenkins subtly introduces critical ideas about the role of slavery and sexism in the face of a delightful story about the eternal joy of family and food. The book is not preachy, but rather opens the door for whatever level of discussion a parent and child wish to have about these subjects. And the wonderful circularity of the story and its illustrations will appeal to young readers.