Review: Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki

Posted September 27, 2023 by Richetta in Book Reviews, Children's Books / 0 Comments

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Review: Our Little Kitchen by Jillian TamakiOur Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki
Published by Abrams on September 22, 2020
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Cooking & Food, Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship, Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / General
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover
Source: Abrams Books
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2021 Eisner Award Winner, Best Publication for Early Readers

A lively celebration of food and community from Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki
Tie on your apron! Roll up your sleeves!
Pans are out, oven is hot, the kitchen’s all ready!
Where do we start?

In this lively, rousing picture book from Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki, a crew of resourceful neighbors comes together to prepare a meal for their community. With a garden full of produce, a joyfully chaotic kitchen, and a friendly meal shared at the table, Our Little Kitchen is a celebration of full bellies and looking out for one another. Bonus materials include recipes and an author’s note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book.

Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki is a story of neighbors coming together to cook a large meal for their community. Their resourcefulness is showcased throughout as they make use of food from their garden, donated food and food that may be a little old or bruised. Relying on their own ingenuity they create a delicious meal in a tiny space. It’s a beautiful picture of organized chaos coming together to put a delicious meal on the table for the whole community. There is rhyming and beautiful illustrations. A little context on what a community kitchen is would really support the story a little more in this board book.

Our Little Kitchen Book Cover

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