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Ama's Picture Books

My grandmother recently left me her entire collection of picture books and children's literature. The entire collection is comprised of over 300 books. I am attempting to read as many as possible in 2014.

Stone Soup

Stone Soup - Jon J. Muth

by Jon J Muth

 

I generally like Muth's books, and Stone Soup is no exception. He seems to respect Chinese culture* (actual respect, not cultural appropriation "respect"), and his illustrations are beautiful as always.

 

Still, it's a western tale retold in an Asian setting which isn't my favorite type of story. I did find it interesting how he tied in Chinese elements through the illustrations though.

 

*I say seems because I myself am very much an outsider to Chinese culture in many ways, especially that depicted in this book.