|Pancakes to parathas : breakfast around the world|
Author: McGinty, Alice B.
Explore the morning meals of twelve countries around the world!
Kirkus Reviews (11/15/18)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 12/01/2018 The most important meal of the day gets a moment to shine in this slim ode to breakfast. The sun rises first in Australia, where Vegemite on toast is the morning food of choice. Next, on to Tokyo for natto (soured soybeans), Shanghai for ci fan tuan (savory rice balls), and northern India for parathas (fried flatbread). As the sun’s rays warm the globe, we follow it to Israel, Nigeria, the Netherlands, England, Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico, and the U.S. Each two-page spread begins with a jaunty rhyme to introduce the breakfast item with a little commentary about its flavors: hot and crunchy fritters in Nigeria, delicious chocolate sprinkles in the Netherlands, sweet and silky café de manha (morning coffee) in Brazil. The adjacent pages provide expository descriptions of the meals and any salient cultural breakfast traditions. Also included are maps of the countries and colorful renderings of iconic geographic details (such as flags and buildings), large plates of food, and happy, healthy children at work and play. A cute book with a relevant message. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.