Taste of Thailand


The Secret World Adventure Team sends secret agents to Bangkok, Thailand, where they help a cook prepare special treats for the Queen's party at the Grand Palace.
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The Secret World Adventure Team sends secret agents to Bangkok, Thailand, where they help a cook prepare special treats for the Queen's party at the Grand Palace.
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Another SWAT (Secret World Adventure Team) story from the "Read It! Chapter Books" series takes Ben and Lulu to Bangkok,Thailand, via the SWAT transporter wristbands. Their mission is to help the famed Thai chef, Meh Dang prepare a special banquet for the queen at her Grand Palace. In the process, they learn about Meh's speciality, goong den, a dish made with live shrimp and hot spices. Ben saves the day when he manages to find his way back to the open air market on the klongs for the shrimp Meh forgot to buy earlier. Another highlight is their visit to the Buddhist temple Wat Phra Kaew where they see the famous Emerald Buddha. The glossary supplies definitions of unfamiliar words. Actual photographs of people and places nicely complement the black-and-white sketches. Beginning readers who read this book will learn about an interesting country while honing their reading skills. 2006 (orig. 2005), Picture Window Books, $ 19.95. Ages 7 to 9.
—Sylvia Firth
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