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 Our little kitchen
 Author: Tamaki, Jillian

 Publisher:  Abrams Books for Young Readers (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [42] p., col. ill., 21 x 27 cm

 BTSB No: 871681 ISBN: 9781419746550
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Community kitchens -- Fiction
 Cooking -- Fiction
 Food -- Fiction
 Neighborliness -- Fiction
 Voluntarism -- Fiction

Price: $22.08

With a focus on using fresh produce from the community garden, a crew of resourceful neighbors comes together to prepare a meal for their community.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 510721

   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/20)
   School Library Journal (09/01/20)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/11/20)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/2020 Gr 1–3—One can almost smell it cooking, as the ingredients and steps for making vegetable soup precede a tantalizing swirl of steam that leads to the title page and introduction to a small community kitchen. Here friends of all ages and ethnicities come together in "our little kitchen, a tiny, small place" as all prep the kitchen to receive "what we've got, what we've grown." Soup, chili, apple crumble, salad, maybe warm bread? Varying sizes of detailed images include the effects of the cooking, a riot of fonts for the sizzle, chop, glug, slice, peel, trim, toss, splash, squish, and the microwave "beep," while many wait for the "15 minutes!" call to eat. Helpers serve as neighbors wait and treasure the joy of sharing in a time of need. Ending with a note describing the meeting of those facing struggle with an "arm-in-arm" effort, the book's crisp lines of graphic art, bold colors, speech bubbles, and varying perspectives encourage readers of this suggested general purchase title to jump from page to page with simple words and a busy, flowing visual. VERDICT Whether for appetizing story hours, classroom cooking, or inspiration to do good works, this book flows with a love for food and community.—Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano I.S.D., TX - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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