Salty Strong

Salty is a divine Cajun boy created from the salt of the earth. While dwelling deep in the caverns of the ancient salt domes in the swamps of Louisiana, he enjoys cooking and caring for all his critters. But one day when burly salt miners arrive, Salty’s ordinary world suddenly changes forever.

After the salt miners accidentally crush Salty into a witty, gritty pile of granules and hastily pour him into a saltshaker, his strong spirit is somehow spared. As he embarks on an adventurous and uplifting journey to become whole again, Salty travels to the lively French Quarter Market. When he is purchased by a cranky chef, Salty must now come up with creative ways to stay strong in the shaker while he endures his ordeal.

In this entertaining story, after a mystical Cajun boy created from salt is accidentally crushed and poured into a saltshaker, he must begin a journey to become whole again.

My Review

This is a fun and entertaining book. Young readers will enjoy this story of Salty. The illustrations in this book are bright and colorful as well as really bring this story to life. I really felt for Salty and was not sure how he would find his way out of his predicament. Luckily, he found a friend in Pep. She was sweet. I love that she was portrayed of Ethic descendent. I know that my niece will really enjoy this book.


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