Empty Fridge by Gaetan Doremus

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Dorémus splashes his characters and pages with bright colors that correspond to their contributions, building on the growing sense of jubilation and camaraderie.
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A quirky picture book that taps into strong themes in children's lives: the love of food and cooking, sharing, and the importance of good friends and neighbors

It seems everyone in Andrew's building has been so busy during the day, they've forgotten to buy anything for dinner. Their fridges are all empty—well almost. With only three carrots to eat, Andrew decides to go upstairs to ask his neighbor Nabil if he's got anything in his fridge. Nabil's not doing much better: he only has two eggs and small piece of cheese. Together, they decide to try the family on the second floor. As they ascend each floor of their apartment building, they gather more ingredients from more neighbors until they reach the top floor and everyone finally has enough for a meal. But now the question is what to cook?

 

About Gaetan Doremus

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Gaëtan Dorémus has illustrated more than 20 books, including the award-winning Empty Fridge, and has produced hundreds of freestanding illustrations and cartoons.
 
Published June 1, 2013 by Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on May 06 2013

Dorémus splashes his characters and pages with bright colors that correspond to their contributions, building on the growing sense of jubilation and camaraderie.

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Good
on Apr 03 2013

Flat color washes, used selectively, keep the eyes moving around the page and visually make the moral point as the people and the food reach a crescendo of warmth and togetherness.

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