Let's Eat Snails!
Illustrations: 35 color illustrations
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Pub Date: 01/12/2021
List Price: $18.95
Let's Eat Snails!
Named 2021 Superpower Book for Identity and Culture by Every Child a Reader
Let's Eat Snails takes young readers on an ethnic culinary adventure. In a Sicilian-American household, cooked snails are the ultimate treat, as one young visitor comes to delight in understanding. This captivating story serves up a lesson in the value of being open-minded and not being afraid of what you don't know.
Let’s Eat Snails celebrates Italian-American culture through a story that introduces kids to its familial and culinary traditions. When Margie visits the Barcellona family home, she isn’t ready for what the Sicilian family is bringing to the table: snails! Margie embarks on a culinary adventure in harvesting, purifying, and cooking snails to find that they are, in fact, delizioso! Savor this heartwarming tale from author Barbara Barcellona-Smith’s childhood, delightfully illustrated by the prolific Karen Lewis. Let’s Eat Snails recognizes our differences and shows that what sets us apart also brings us together.
—James Doti, president emeritus of Chapman University, author of the award-winning I Love You This Much, Nonna and A Christmas Adventure in Little Italy
—Dan Yaccarino, author/illustrator of All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel and I Am a Story
—Diana Pishner Walker, author of the Hopping to America series, Spaghetti and Meatballs: Growing up Italian, and The Christmas Feast: A Fishy Tale
—Reem Faruqi,, author of Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story
—Edvige Giunta, co-editor of The Milk of Almonds: Italian-American Women Writers on Food and Culture
—Faith Willinger, born-again Italian, author of Adventures of an Italian Food Lover and Red, White, and Greens
—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Islandborn, This Is How You Lose Her, and other books