October 8, 2014

PEI Oyster Fest

The Village that Loved Oysters
by Dustin Milligan
art by Meredith Luce

Prince Edward Island's Tyne Valley Oyster Festival has been growing strong for fifty years. In commemoration of the event, Milligan and Luce have created this rhyming picture book. With all the oyster imagery, I'm surprised the book wasn't oyster-shaped. It's nice enough, but  I suspect that for most kids, oysters are an acquired taste. Especially if they don't live near the sea. They're likely to view The Village that Loved Oysters with amused puzzlement. Far better would be to attend the festival in person. 

For more information , go to http://www.peioysterfest.com/.

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