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Come and Eat!
by George Ancona
Order:  USA  Can
Charlesbridge, 2011 (2001)
Hardcover, Softcover
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Everyone has to eat in order to live. But as you’ll see when you read this book, not everyone eats the same things nor do they follow the same customs when they sit down at the table.

While some people use knives and forks, others use chopsticks or their fingers when they eat. The food they consume can differ greatly from country to country too.

This picture book offers a multicultural look at mealtime around the globe. Told through photographs enhanced with a simple text, it introduces young readers to various food traditions from countries like Mexico, China, India and Sweden.

From fieldworkers sitting on the back of a truck to have their lunch, and a child in Tibet drinking soup directly from a bowl, to colorfully dressed Nigerians reclining on mats as they share a meal of finger foods, you'll discover eating customs can be quite different.

Whether it is a holiday gathering, evening meal or special occasion like a birthday, the sharing of food is ingrained in most cultures. In Come and Eat! you are invited to sit down and observe the differences in these simple daily celebrations of fellowship and food.

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