Brown Sugar Babe – A Delicious Picture Book

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Brown Sugar Babe is written by Charlotte Watson Sherman and illustrated by Akem, Boyds Mills Press, 2020.

This is a beautiful story of a small child who doesn’t like the color of her brown skin. “I’m pink.” She declares. The lyrical text flows throughout the story as the child’s mother tries to convince her “brown sugar babe” to embrace all the wonderful attributes of the color brown. The author, Charlotte Watson Sherman, uses a variety of techniques to tell her story. Metaphors  “…your hair, a crown of brown curls…” Comparisons:  “Brown is silent—  a raisin crinkling in the sun…” Rhyme:  “Bubbling brown sugar babe, honeyed and bright as marmalade.” Akem‘s magical illustrations are lush with rich earth tones of brown, yellow, red, and orange in double-page spreads.  Brown Sugar Babe is a delicious story of a mother’s love and a child’s acceptance that makes for a tasty read aloud to be shared again and again.

 

 

 

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3 Comments on “Brown Sugar Babe – A Delicious Picture Book”

  1. evie robillard Says:

    Can’t wait to see this one!

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  2. Hi Cathy, Time for some recognition for your lovely blog. I just nominated you for the Liebster Award. https://leslieleibhardtgoodman.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/liebster-award/

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