My Mom Loves Me More than Sushi

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In this delightful, utterly delicious picturebook, a little girl joins her mom to learn about—and eat—fabulous foods from around the world. Sushi, biscotti, houska, canja, couscous, megadarra, smogastarta, crepes, jambalaya and samosas all star in full color alongside a hilarious Siamese and a beagle who join in the family's culinary adventure. There's even a dancing crayfish or two.
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In this delightful, utterly delicious picturebook, a little girl joins her mom to learn about—and eat—fabulous foods from around the world. Sushi, biscotti, houska, canja, couscous, megadarra, smogastarta, crepes, jambalaya and samosas all star in full color alongside a hilarious Siamese and a beagle who join in the family's culinary adventure. There's even a dancing crayfish or two.
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Editorial Reviews

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."
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz
Our narrator takes us around the world to twelve different countries, as she and her mother share, and sometimes make, a tasty food from Japan and Korea (sushi), Italy (biscotti), the Czech Republic (houska bread), Portugal (canja), Morocco (couscous), Egypt (megadarra), Sweden (smorgastarta), France (crepes), U.S.A. (jambalaya), and India and Pakistan (samosas). Each food occupies a double page with a banner telling the nation of origin and the food's name set in a sort of italic typeface. Cartoon characters make a sport of the fixing, assisted with delightful spirit by an active cat and plump canine. Many of the ingredients are shown in the settings; only the recipes are missing to keep readers from trying these delicious-sounding dishes. A world map on the endpapers shows the locations mentioned.
Kirkus Reviews
A girl and her mother feast on food from around the world, but no matter how much they love their meals, the girl knows that Mom loves her best. First, they make sushi from Japan and Korea, then biscotti from Italy and Louska bread from the Czech Republic. Next comes canja from Portugal and couscous from Morocco, megadarra from Egypt and smorgastarta from Sweden. They cook crepes from France, and then jambalaya from the US. Last but not least, the two try samosas from India and Pakistan. All this eating is a source of pleasure and learning, but what is most important to the girl is that she and her mom have experienced it together. Readers will get a taste of what it takes to prepare these delicacies and an idea of their flavors and textures. Origins of the foods are clearly noted, and the text is accompanied by colorful illustrations of the girl and her mother cooking as a team. A nice introduction to the concept of multiculturalism and different foods, served with warmth and smiles. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897187098
  • Publisher: Second Story Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 670,196
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted November 5, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius" for Kids @ TeensReadToo.com

    For one little girl and her mother, cooking together is a joy. Especially since they choose to cook foods from many different parts of the world. Although they love to be in the kitchen together, they both know that their love for each other far surpasses these delightful treats. <BR/><BR/>Together they make sushi, biscotti, houska, canja, couscous, megadarra, smorgastarta, crepes, jambalaya, and samosas. <BR/><BR/>This is a great bedtime story to introduce children to new foods from around the world. Hopefully, once they see the colorful illustrations and hear some of the ingredients of these new foods, they might even want to try them! Well, we can only hope.

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