Le Livre de la galette
Le Livre de La Galette is a 32-page children's picture book written and illustrated by Reading Recovery teacher Linda Ducharme. It is the French language edition translated from the English edition by Mona Buors. The author tells the story of a young girl as she assists her mother with making a healthy bannock for her grandfather, called Pepere. The family is Métis and the author introduces a few Michif terms. The procedure for making bannock is described in simple sentences. The granddaughter assists by measuring the whole wheat flour and other dry ingredients. She also makes several small-size bannocks for herself and shapes them just like her mother. Grandfather has diabetes and this healthy recipe ensures Pepere's continued health. Two recipes are provided at the end of the book. One is the traditional recipe and the other recipe substitutes healthier ingredients. Additional information for adults is provided about diabetes and its management. The colour illustrations resemble folk-art but the message is clear and important. The text font is large and easy for young children to read. An important French language addition to the literature for primary classrooms.