Thursday, December 8, 2016

Review: Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup by Pamela Mayer and Deborah Melmon

Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup

Two grandmas. Two delicious recipes. Sophie loves Bubbe's Jewish chicken soup, made with kreplach. She also loves Nai Nai's Chinese chicken soup, with wonton. But don't tell Bubbe and Nai Nai that their soups are the same!

Oh, my. Blending two families often comes with a few bumps in the road. Blending two cultures can make it a bit bumpier. And then when you start messing with Grandma's famous traditional recipe? Uh-oh!

Fortunately, Sophie comes up with a great way to settle things before the sparks really start to fly. This light tale offers a great discussion starter about differences and similarities, without being overly pedantic. Melmon's illustrations fit the text by showing differences in facial features and dress without stereotyping.

Aaaaaaand now I'm starving. Fortunately, recipes are included! Gift this with a cookbook or apron and a promise to make something special together soon.

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