If you need a translation, here we go:
American Girl books!
Danny and the Dinosaur!
Oliver + S Little Things to Sew!
So on and so forth...
(I love "so on and so forth" --so much better than "etc." And how funny that she included my book on her list. I'm flattered more than I can begin to tell you. But let's continue...)
Books I recommend for kids! starting to read! in school! (at least I think that's what it says)
One Red Dot!
Clearly my translation is lacking the charm of the original text, since as I was unable to include the all-important arrows. But I did keep the exclamation points, which also play an important role.
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I've got a book to recommend, too, found over at Purl the other day.
I've got a long-time obsession with French macarons, having even gone so far as to make Todd bring them back from Paris for me. Fortunately we have a decent bakery in our neighborhood that creates a few flavors, so I can still get my fix locally.
I've tried making macarons at home but had trouble getting the texture just right. You know, that crispy exterior with the slightly chewy inside. I'm looking forward to trying the recipes in this book because, in addition to photo instructions, it also includes tips and hints for troubleshooting. It includes instructions for making the different flavors, as well as suggestions for matching the flavored fillings to the flavors and colors of the meringues.
But the real attraction with this book is the gorgeous photography. Doesn't this just make you hungry looking at it?
And if that's not enough, there's a section on packaging them that includes all sorts of cute and clever ideas.
But the thing that really impresses me about the book is that the author thought of everything. The last section includes recipes for using the leftover egg yolks.
I'm torn between making the rich and creamy pudding and the caramel ice cream.
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One more book-related item:
I'll be doing a special event at the New York Public Library next Saturday, and I'd love it if you would come! Details here. Bring the kids!