What’s On Your Plate? Exploring Your World

Whitney Stewart, illus. by Christiane Engel. Sterling, $16.95 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4549-2672-6
Stewart takes readers on a celebratory tour of world cuisine, focusing on common foods served across 14 countries, along with as many simple recipes. Each spread contains a picture map of each region, with icons that represent types of food, as well as popular attractions and geological features. Photo spot art shows the foods featured in the recipes; for Spain, Stewart highlights a recipe for ham and cheese tapas and snapshots of tortilla de patates, a bowl of gazpacho, and a skillet of paella, and for Ethiopia, she offers a recipe for injera, or spongy flatbread. Engel’s (the ABC for Me series) presentation is lively and welcoming, with wide-eyed children from the different countries happily sampling foods. A final spread shows children sharing an array of global dishes, suggesting to readers that trying new foods can be just as much fun as sharing their own favorites. Ages 5–9. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 04/23/2018
Release date: 03/01/2018
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