|Kids cooking : students prepare and eat foods from around the world|
Author: Ancona, George
Follow a diverse group of kids as they find out where their food comes from, how to prepare it--and how great it is to share a meal together.
Kirkus Reviews (08/15/18)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 10/01/2018 This photo-documentary picture book follows four groups of young kids as they prepare simple meals in school classroom kitchens. Their international menus include sweet-and-sour cucumbers from China, minestrone and bread sticks from Italy, roasted veggies in fruit sauce from Morocco, and tamales from Mexico. The photos showcase a diverse group of participants, including students, parent helpers, and teachers. Each activity—washing hands, measuring ingredients, food preparation techniques, and final presentation (with ample attention paid to safety precautions at every opportunity)—is thoughtfully and carefully laid out. Child-produced illustrations pop up occasionally, and some pictures show kids just being silly and having fun. Each section ends with the participants coming together to enjoy their efforts, sitting down to eat as they exchange regionally appropriate greetings (Buon Appetito! As-salamu alaykum!). Whether used in conjunction with school cooking units or as an introduction to dining traditions around the world, readers will come away thinking of cooking as a pleasurable and satisfying experience. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.