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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 24
Themes: family, food, international awareness
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2006
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In this utterly delicious book, a little girl and her mom learn about fabulous foods from around the world. Sushi, houska, canja, couscous, megaderra, smorgastarta, and other dishes all star in the family’s culinary adventure.

Canadian Bookseller
"The youngest of readers are in for a delicious treat that will take them around the world without ever leaving the kitchen.... From the bouncing rhythm of the writing it is clear that Gomes enjoys playing with language as much as her characters love eating food."
Warm, loving and poetic, with a sense of togetherness; you'll almost feel like you can taste the food. Wonderful illustrations.
Quill & Quire
A delightful book that will both comfort and educate young readers.
The Globe and Mail
The amusing and colorful artwork helps to keep things lively.
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The text cleverly describes the food in mouth-watering detail without simply listing the ingredients.
CM Magazine
This book is an ideal way to open for children the doors to varied cultures gastronomic creations.

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