In this multicultural picture book, Carrie goes from one neighbor's house to the next looking for her brother, who is late for dinner. She discovers that although each family is from a different country, everyone makes a rice dish at dinnertime. Readers will enjoy trying the simple recipes that correspond to each family's unique rice dish.
About the Author
Norah Dooley is a storyteller and children's author. Norah's widely acclaimed picture books, Everybody Cooks Rice, Everybody Bakes Bread, Everybody Serves Soup, and Everybody Brings Noodles, (Carolrhoda) are four titles in a series about her former neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Norah has performed as a featured storyteller in the Cambridge River Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Albany NY River Festival, 3 Apples Storytelling Festival, Christmas and Spring Revels in Cambridge, and and at the Clearwater Festival. Norah presents workshops and stories for people of all ages throughout New England and also in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Phoenix. She has published six spoken word CDs, and she is the co-founder of massmouth.org, a 501c3 promoting the timeless art of storytelling through social media, education, and live performance. Norah was described as "an entrancing storyteller" by Scott Alarik in the Boston Globe.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great book that shows the various groups of cultures that eat rice. This little girl goes around the neighborhood looking for her brother. She meets different neighbors from different cultures and they are all eating different kinds of rice. ( they give recipes for them too!)
I used this book for a Kindergarten Social Studies lesson that focused on families and diversity. I love the illustrations and the fact that the story is told from a child's perspective. The diversity represented is respectful and informational. I love how the author ended the story saying that basically we are all different, but we are all the same. Everybody cooks rice. Great book!