Unwrapping some family quotes for you today...
Today's book is a family album waiting for us to open and enjoy....
Written by Caroline Adderson and illustrated by Josée Bisaillon this book will be released on April 1, 2015.
Let's turn some pages and see what the family is up to...
Every Sunday the family is invited to Nonna's house for a boisterous, delicious Sunday lunch. Mom, Dad, aunts, uncles, cousins...they are all represented at the dinner party. The family eagerly gathers around the table salivating for Nonna's homemade pasta...everyone that is, except Leo. Where can he be? Did anyone see where he is hiding?
Nonna, very concerned for her little bambino asks him what is the matter. He tells her he is not hungry and does not want to eat. That is when his wise, loving Grandma works her magic, and finds the perfect way not only to get Leo to join the others at the table but also to eat each and every lovely morsel she prepares and serves to him.
As she distributes her mouthwatering creations, using her native language to embellish her dishes, she tells little Leo a cumulative story each week that draws him deeper into the adventure, and his plate, making him happy to partake of her delicious food.
The story is of a little boy who goes to see his Nonna at night. She cleverly weaves her pasta she is serving that particular day into the storyline and Leo eats it up....literally. Yum!
The illustrations are expressive and whimsical adding charm and richness to the tale and highlighting the text perfectly.
I enjoyed the book immensely and recommend it to my readers.
Read on and read always!
It's a wrap.