Bone Button Borscht

“It is a cheering experience to discover such a good picture book.”

Quill & Quire, Starred Review, June 1995

 

Aubrey Davis, illustrated by Dušan Petričić.  Toronto: Kids Can Press, Ltd., 1995.

On a dark winter’s night, a ragged beggar dreams of a warm hearth and a delicious meal—and sets out to find just that. In this retelling of the classic folk tale “Stone Soup,” a stranger teaches the poor villagers what can be accomplished with a few buttons and a little cooperation. With repeated reading and reflection, this bottomless tale could teach us all a whole lot more.

 

“Davis infuses his story with a playful good humour that will make Bone Button Borscht a delightful story to read and a rollicking good story to tell.”

Canadian Children’s Book Centre News, 1995

 

1998

IBBY Honour List, illustration

1997

Junior Library Guild Selection

1996

Alcuin Society Book Design Award winner, First Prize

1995

Notable Canadian Fiction for Children, Canadian School Library Association and Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians