Crimson Review of Children’s & YA Literature says French Toast “invok[es] comfort and good feelings…”

November 16th, 2018

Crimson Review of Children’s & YA Literature

“Phoebe and her grandmother, Nan-ma, are out for a walk when Phoebe is teased by two kids about the color of her skin. They call her ‘French toast’…Phoebe likens their skin tones to “warm banana bread” and “maple syrup poured over French toast,” invoking comfort and good feelings as she thinks about her family, allowing her to embrace the beauty in diversity and self-acceptance. With Thisdale’s beautifully decadent and dream-like illustrations of the food described, this may be a story best read before snack time.”
—Joi Mahand

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Posted in Book Authors, Book Illustrators, François Thisdale, French Toast, Kari-Lynn Winters