Everybody Cooks Rice
“Nifty neighborhood. Nifty book”—The New York Times Book Review
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.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Picture Books, Social Studies|
|Category||Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diversity|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.4|
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Author: Norah Dooley
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.