This book caught my eye for many reasons: the cute illustrations, the striking color palette, and the food pantry concept. You don’t see that often in picture books. It is a sweet book, immensely sensitive and understanding of a difficult subject. Take a look at Saturday at the Food Pantry by Diane O’Neill, illustrated by Brizida Magro, 2021.Continue reading “Review: Saturday At The Food Pantry By O’Neill & Magro”
Oh. How do I even begin to explain the clever, fantastic, intense work of art that is the storytelling in this book? I have been wanting to share it for so long and I am so excited to present it as this Friday feature in this food picture book week.
A story about an elephant, obsessed with noodles and community, who takes on the town’s bossy kangaroos and their unjust noodle laws. Come learn from the puns and pasta that make up Noodlephant by Jacob Kramer and K-Fai Steele, 2019.Continue reading “Review: Noodlephant By Kramer & Steele”
Today’s food picture book is a “Native American Family Story.” It is a powerful and poetic book about fry bread – a food full of shape, flavor, art, family, diversity, history and tradition. Take a look at Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, 2019.Continue reading “Review: Fry Bread By Maillard & Martinez-Neal”
Today’s book in our picture books about food week is about a traditional Pakistani food: daal! A delightful story about young Bilal who excitedly and also a bit nervously introduces his friends to a family favorite meal. Come share the table with Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed, illustrated by Anoosha Syed, 2019.Continue reading “Review: Bilal Cooks Daal By Saeed & Syed”
Next up in our week of food picture books is a fantastic story about a little girl and her grandmother making a holiday feast of traditional soup and sharing in the cooking as well as the history of their family and their Haiti. Dance along to the lyrical tale of Freedom Soup by Tami Charles, illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara, 2019.Continue reading “Review: Freedom Soup By Charles & Alcántara”
There has been an interesting theme in some of my recent favorite picture books: food! We have a handful from the library currently and are just adoring them. And bonus, several of them include recipes too! So this week, I’m going to take some time to review our favorites (and hopefully we’ll try the recipes too!)Continue reading “Review: Magic Ramen By Wang & Urbanowicz”