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Empty Fridge

by Gaetan Doremus

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In an updated version of the Stone Soup tale, the various inhabitants of the apartment building have only an item or two in the fridges, but together, they have enough to make supper. And, because they are French, they make something delicious.



I enjoyed the diverse inhabitants and the warmth of their interaction. I never found city life to be particularly alienating, but this does make for a good story. The odd format of the book plays up the height of the building, and the detailed line drawings are amusing and unpretentious.

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  Kaethe | Oct 16, 2016 |
This is interesting as it does point out that people can get so busy that they can forget to have food for dinner. Tis book also points out that neighbors can come together even when there is little and with some thought, create something amazing to eat. then they realize that everybody on the block is doing the same thing as them. Genre, folklore, or contemporary realistic fitction ( )
  robe0605 | Mar 21, 2016 |
A modern take on the Stone Soup story. Translated from the French, it's an interesting take on the story and has an interesting format. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
A modern take on the Stone Soup story. Translated from the French, it's an interesting take on the story and has an interesting format. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
A modern take on the Stone Soup story. Translated from the French, it's an interesting take on the story and has an interesting format. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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It seems everyone in Andrew's block has been so busy during the day, they've forgotten to buy anything for dinner. Their fridges are empty...almost. With only three carrots to eat, Andrew decides to go upstairs to ask his neighbour Nabil if he's got anything in his fridge. Nabil's not doing much better: he only has two eggs and small piece of cheese. Together, they decide to try the family on the second floor. As they ascend each floor of their block of flats, they gather more ingredients from more neighbours until they reach the top floor and everyone finally has enough for a meal. But what to cook? Empty Fridge is a picture book that taps into strong themes in children's lives: the love of food and cooking, sharing, and the importance of good friends and neighbours. Winner of a prominent kids' choice award in France, Empty Fridge is an inspiring and thought-provoking entertainment for the Junior Masterchef generation.… (more)

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