Let's Eat: What Children Eat Around the World

Overview

"I don't know about you, but I've always been really curious about what other people eat. Being nosy is how I've got some of my best ideas as a chef-and discovered some of my favorite things to eat." -From the Introduction to Let's Eat by Jamie Oliver, The Naked Chef

A beautifully photographed introduction to the

way children from around the world eat

What we eat says a lot about who we are and where we come ...

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Overview

"I don't know about you, but I've always been really curious about what other people eat. Being nosy is how I've got some of my best ideas as a chef-and discovered some of my favorite things to eat." -From the Introduction to Let's Eat by Jamie Oliver, The Naked Chef

A beautifully photographed introduction to the

way children from around the world eat

What we eat says a lot about who we are and where we come from. The five children in this book live in very different countries, and they each have their own ideas about what tastes good. But they have lots in common, too: they all go food shopping and help with the cooking, share mealtimes with their families, eat special foods to celebrate, and have things they love to eat and things they definitely don't.

Endorsed by Jamie Oliver, The Naked Chef, this vibrant companion book to Wake Up, World! is a friendly and fascinating introduction to the way people eat and live around the world.

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Editorial Reviews

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"[C]hildren's nonfiction at its brightest and best.... I don't intend to let it out of my sight."—Boston Sunday Globe
Children's Literature
This beautifully designed book describes the lives of five children from South Africa, Mexico, Thailand, India, and France and their relationship with family and food. Artful photographs capture the joy and activities of the children, their place in the family, their involvement in the food gathering and cooking process, and the natural settings in which they live. Each chapter also discusses a special day and its food, for example, a wedding celebration in South Africa and a patron saint's fiesta in Mexico. Children reading this book or having it read to them will easily make comparisons between these children's lives and cultures and their own. This lovely introduction to the world at large and a child's intimate connections with his particular world will intrigue children with both the differences and the similarities between their world and those of the other children. Events totally strange to an American child, such as a Buddhist priest visiting a Thai house to collect breakfast, are presented as entirely normal and even a treat for the Thai child. The Mexican child happily feeds and herds the sheep while the African child reluctantly weeds — she would rather be cooking! At book's end, readers are invited to make a recipe from each country, but warned to ask an adult for help. Oxfam receives a 5% royalty for each book sold. 2003, Henry Holt and Company, Ages 5 to 12.
—Elisabeth Greenberg
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Colorful photographs detail the lives of five youngsters from around the world: their homes, families, lifestyles, traditions, and typical foods. Each section also explores a special day in one child's life and the role of food in it: a wedding in South Africa, a fiesta in Mexico, a day out with Dad in Thailand, mushrooming in France, and a birthday in India. While children may not read this title from cover to cover, the color photos on each page and quotes are sure to pique their interest and encourage browsing. The recipe for a favorite dish of each youngster is appended; it will require adult assistance. The ingredients can be found at most supermarkets. A map and food glossary are useful aids. This enjoyable adjunct to country studies provides vivid snapshots into the lives of children outside the U.S.-Anne L. Tormohlen, Deerfield Elementary School, Lawrence, KS Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805073225
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 542,225
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.94 (w) x 11.23 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Beatrice Hollyer has spent much of her time as a journalist, writer, and newscaster. She began her career in South Africa before moving to the United Kingdom, where she works as a freelance writer. She is also the author of Wake Up, World!

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