The girls love cooking and they love the freedom and excitement that comes with being a kid, so they decide to share the magic with adults by making them a feast and helping them master the art of having a good time. The book's website is quick to point out that Julia, Child is a fictional tale "loosely inspired by the life and spirit of the very real Julia Child — a story that should be taken with a grain of salt and a generous pat of butter," which is adorable, and we all know if Julia Child had been able to magically turn adults into fun and fancy free children-at-hearts, she would have been on that in a heartbeat.
Maclear preserves certain elements of Child's life, however, including her famous friendship with penpal/collaborator Simone "Simca" Beck, who appears here as Julia's partner in crime, and shares Beck's real-life seriousness and sassy glasses.
Morstad's style is gorgeous, a mixed media masterpiece that emphasizes the hurried, unseeing nature of the adults in black pen, and highlights the charm and delight of the children with Morstad's well-known, colourful illustrations.
All in all, Julia, Child is a sure bet for any kid, and serves as a poignant reminder to adults to be a little more lighthearted every once in a while. It also serves as a reminder to all of us that Julia Child rocked hard, and we should all go watch her TV series (or at the very least watch her make a chicken).
Buy it today! If not you won't get to own this brilliant image of a lady hitting a man with a french baguette.