A picture book about a lively evening in a community kitchen from Governor General’s Award–winning author and illustrator 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 neighbours come 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 people looking out for one another.
Includes two recipes and an author’s note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book.
Key Text Features
Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Energetic, filled to the brim with compassion and ever-changing perspectives, this book needs to be in every school library and classroom.
[A] lively, rousing picture book.
Our Little Kitchen shines.
Our Little Kitchen is a celebration of full bellies and looking out for one another.
[V]ibrant illustrations and fun text.
Tamaki’s colors are bright and the energy from the book gives out so much happiness. … The book is about hope and love for each other.
Warm and inviting.
[W]hat’s most striking is Tamaki’s gentle but empowering message about the need to be kind.
[A] a vibrant picture book.
[T]his color-saturated, mouthwatering whirlwind of a book bursts with energy from the moment its diverse group of characters starts chopping and slicing, whisking and whipping.