{Mini Swoon} Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte

Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte

With all the great children’s books out there, we feel like we miss out on telling you about our favorites. We’ve had some Mini Swoon Reviews in the past and really love bringing them to you! Here’s this week’s release that we’re most excited about. Get ready for a Swoon:

***About the Book***

{Mini Swoon} Measuring Up by Lily LaMotteMeasuring Up by Lily LaMotte
Published by HarperAlley on October 27, 2020
Genres: Contemporary, Graphic Novels, Illustrated, Middle Grade
Pages: 208
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4 Stars

For fans of American Born Chinese and Roller Girl, Measuring Up is an own voices graphic novel debut from Lily LaMotte and Ann Xu!

Twelve-year-old Cici has just moved from Taiwan to Seattle, and the only thing she wants more than to fit in at her new school is to celebrate her grandmother, A-má’s, seventieth birthday together.

Since she can’t go to A-má, Cici cooks up a plan to bring A-má to her by winning the grand prize in a kids’ cooking contest to pay for A-má’s plane ticket! There’s just one problem: Cici only knows how to cook Taiwanese food.

And after her pickled cucumber debacle at lunch, she’s determined to channel her inner Julia Child. Can Cici find a winning recipe to reunite with A-má, a way to fit in with her new friends, and somehow find herself too?

Though we admit to not reading nearly enough graphic novels, we know exactly what it feels like to miss a beloved grandmother, so of course we relate to Cici right away. We also love cooking–and eating! so this one is a sure hit for us. The illustrations are great and the story gets you right in the feels.

***Look Inside***

Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte

Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte

How excited are you for this book? Tell us about the little one (or not so little one) who will love this. Thanks for ‘mini-swooning’ with us!

Mini Swoons on Swoony Boys Podcast featuring Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte

4 Stars

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