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Don't worry, friends. We haven't finished the A to Z feature yet, but I thought it might be more fun to do a giveaway today instead. Not for any particular reason, but just because it's Monday and it seems like a great day to do a giveaway. What a fun way to start the week, don't you think?
So, a few weeks ago I received a copy of Hungry Monkey, by Matthew Amster-Burton. The book was for me to review, and I finally had the chance to read through it over the past week and let me tell you, I loved it. Loved. It. It was laugh-out-loud funny and an easy, great read.
Amster-Burton, a Seattle food writer, is witty and charming, humorous and smart and completely and utterly devoted to his daughter Iris, the true charmer of this story. I love my children more than anything, but I would love to have an Iris, too. Any little girl who enjoys only one certain brand of bacon (which she knows by name) and who once-upon-a-time played with packages of chili peppers as a toddler, is my kind of girl.
The story is a tale of "A food-loving Father's quest to raise an adventurous eater", and boy, did he succeed. Filled with great recipes (I have many, many dog-eared pages in my copy of the book that I hope to try) and tips on how to have and create family meals, this story will not disappoint. Even if you don't have young children, I'm sure you'll want some by the time you finishing reading this book, if only to feed them some of the incredible food that Iris eats. Not to worry though..older children and adults will enjoy the recipes just as much a Mom's trying to put dinner together for their families.
So, now that I've got you wanting to read this book, I'm going to give away a copy today. Just leave a comment, any comment and I'll announce the winner tomorrow am.
Have a great day!