{"id":2444840193,"title":"Come and Eat!","handle":"come-and-eat","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author\/photographer George Ancona\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/george-ancona\"\u003eGeorge Ancona\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWho’s hungry?\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNo matter where they are in the world, people need to eat in order to live. But how they go about it differs from country to country and culture to culture. In many countries people eat with knives and forks. In some Asian countries people use chopsticks. In India sometimes people just use their fingers to eat.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eCome and Eat\u003c\/em\u003e offers a multicultural look at mealtime customs around the world. Told through photographs enhanced with simple text, readers are introduced to a feast of food traditions from countries such as the United States, Mexico, China, India, Sweden, and many more. Back matter includes an author’s note, and images of various dishes are shown throughout.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/el-gusto-del-mercado-mexicano\" title=\"El gusto del mercado mexicano\"\u003eEl gusto del mercado mexicano\/A Taste of the Mexican Market\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-cazuela-that-the-farm-maiden-stirred\"\u003eThe Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Ugly Vegetables\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/ugly-vegetables\"\u003eThe Ugly Vegetables\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Yummy Alphabet Book\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-yummy-alphabet-book\"\u003eThe Yummy Alphabet Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/come-and-eat-spread.jpg?8609588419998264261\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGeorge Ancona, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGeorge Ancona is an author and photographer. His photographs have appeared in many children’s books, including \u003cem\u003eJoin Hands\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eThe Piñata Maker\/El piñatero\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem\u003e¡Ole Flamenco!\u003c\/em\u003e, the last two of which he wrote. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author\/photographer George Ancona\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/george-ancona\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout George.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year, 2012\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBank Street College of Education\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e (selected for 2012's Best Children's Books of the Year, ages 5-9)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEnticing, delicious photographs present regular meals and celebrations from around the world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAlmost identical in concept to Beatrice Hollyer's \u003ci\u003eLet's Eat\u003c\/i\u003e (2004)—right down to the cover photo of a young Asian girl eating noodles with chopsticks—this introduces food customs around the world for younger children. As focused on culture as on food, the brief, chatty text discusses the varied ways foods are eaten (with a spoon and fork, with chopsticks, slurped from a bowl, or with fingers); other customs about mealtimes, such as traditions in which men and women eat separately; and more. Veganism and vegetarianism are not mentioned, which seems strange given their growing prevalence, but the omission makes some sense here—dietary regimens do cross cultures, after all. The clean design features full-color photos, often in the shape of circles (like plates!) on bright white backgrounds. An introduction and an author's note explain more about Ancona's food heritage and how he worked with the people pictured here. \u003ci\u003e—Diane Foote\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAncona explores the universal activity of eating, but the accomplished master of the photo essay doesn’t add enough spice to this pot.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStarting with an image of a nursing baby (but excluding a bottle-fed infant), photos of children and adults from different cultures are enclosed in circles and rectangles on white backgrounds. The clear photos highlight meal times, utensils, types of food and special celebrations, such as Hanukkah with its potato pancakes and St. Lucia’s Day with its saffron buns. Some double-page spreads feature large photos of people enjoying a meal with a corresponding detail of the foods. The most attractive one shows Nigerians dipping \u003cem\u003efufu\u003c\/em\u003e, ground cassava root, into various meats and vegetables. Mealtime prayer is shown in photos of an interracial family saying grace and a Tibetan family praying before digging into their meat dumplings, \u003cem\u003emomos\u003c\/em\u003e. A Muslim gathering and a Polynesian luau depict examples of sharing and hospitality. The simple, straightforward text largely describes the photos, but there is no mention of how people get their food or the difficulty of getting enough to eat for some children and families. A few recipes would complement the attractive end papers with their checkerboard of food images.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA solid repast for the primary-school curriculum but not zesty enough for many tastes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn a small, square-format book about kinds of food and ways of eating, bright photographs set within circular and rectangular frames depict children and adults eating alone, in groups, on the go, and in formal celebrations. Three workers eat simple lunches in the back of a pickup truck; a Japanese boy slurps noodles from a bowl; children roast marshmallows around a fire; and Nigerian diners sit on the floor to eat fufu, a cassava root paste. Ancona includes details about the cultures represented in each photograph (\"Muslim friends remove their shoes to kneel on beautiful rugs to pray before sharing a meal\"), providing not only a discussion about food diversity but also an intimate, globe-trotting tour.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this photo essay, Ancona takes readers on a culinary trip around the world. Different eating habits, celebrations, and foods are discussed. For example, people in India use two fingers and a thumb to eat. In Japan, long noodles are sucked up and swallowed. Tibetans eat meat dumplings known as \u003ci\u003emomos\u003c\/i\u003e. Muslim men and boys usually eat together on one rug, while women and girls dine on another. For Mexicans, \"a tortilla can serve as a plate, a spoon, and even a napkin.\" The informational text is complemented by large, colorful photographs of people partaking of their meals and sharing festive celebrations. Pair this title with Patricia Lauber's \u003ci\u003eWhat you Never Knew About Fingers, Forks, \u0026amp; Chopsticks\u003c\/i\u003e (S \u0026amp; S, 1999), which looks at the development of eating implements from the Stone Age to current times. \u003cem\u003eCome and Eat!\u003c\/em\u003e is a worthy addition to most collections. \u003ci\u003e– Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/come-and-eat-cvr.jpg?v=1447086936\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/come-and-eat-hires.zip?8835958924325928117\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-367-1\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-300-4\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 5-8\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 48\u003cbr\u003e8 \u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e x 8 \u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2015-11-22T20:41:00-05:00","created_at":"2015-11-09T11:30:46-05:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 3-6","Browse by Age_Ages 6-10","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Nonfiction","Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Diversity","Browse by Subject_Food \u0026 Nutrition","Browse by Subject_Social Studies\/Cultures"],"price":795,"price_min":795,"price_max":795,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":8206379009,"title":"Paperback","option1":"Paperback","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"93671","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Come and Eat! - Paperback","public_title":"Paperback","options":["Paperback"],"price":795,"weight":204,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-1-58089-367-1"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/come-and-eat-cover.jpg?v=1570283549"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/come-and-eat-cover.jpg?v=1570283549","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":2454080585807,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":600,"width":600,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/come-and-eat-cover.jpg?v=1570283549"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":600,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/come-and-eat-cover.jpg?v=1570283549","width":600}],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author\/photographer George Ancona\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/george-ancona\"\u003eGeorge Ancona\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWho’s hungry?\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNo matter where they are in the world, people need to eat in order to live. But how they go about it differs from country to country and culture to culture. In many countries people eat with knives and forks. In some Asian countries people use chopsticks. In India sometimes people just use their fingers to eat.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eCome and Eat\u003c\/em\u003e offers a multicultural look at mealtime customs around the world. Told through photographs enhanced with simple text, readers are introduced to a feast of food traditions from countries such as the United States, Mexico, China, India, Sweden, and many more. Back matter includes an author’s note, and images of various dishes are shown throughout.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/el-gusto-del-mercado-mexicano\" title=\"El gusto del mercado mexicano\"\u003eEl gusto del mercado mexicano\/A Taste of the Mexican Market\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-cazuela-that-the-farm-maiden-stirred\"\u003eThe Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Ugly Vegetables\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/ugly-vegetables\"\u003eThe Ugly Vegetables\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Yummy Alphabet Book\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-yummy-alphabet-book\"\u003eThe Yummy Alphabet Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/come-and-eat-spread.jpg?8609588419998264261\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGeorge Ancona, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGeorge Ancona is an author and photographer. His photographs have appeared in many children’s books, including \u003cem\u003eJoin Hands\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eThe Piñata Maker\/El piñatero\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem\u003e¡Ole Flamenco!\u003c\/em\u003e, the last two of which he wrote. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author\/photographer George Ancona\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/george-ancona\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout George.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year, 2012\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBank Street College of Education\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e (selected for 2012's Best Children's Books of the Year, ages 5-9)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEnticing, delicious photographs present regular meals and celebrations from around the world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAlmost identical in concept to Beatrice Hollyer's \u003ci\u003eLet's Eat\u003c\/i\u003e (2004)—right down to the cover photo of a young Asian girl eating noodles with chopsticks—this introduces food customs around the world for younger children. As focused on culture as on food, the brief, chatty text discusses the varied ways foods are eaten (with a spoon and fork, with chopsticks, slurped from a bowl, or with fingers); other customs about mealtimes, such as traditions in which men and women eat separately; and more. Veganism and vegetarianism are not mentioned, which seems strange given their growing prevalence, but the omission makes some sense here—dietary regimens do cross cultures, after all. The clean design features full-color photos, often in the shape of circles (like plates!) on bright white backgrounds. An introduction and an author's note explain more about Ancona's food heritage and how he worked with the people pictured here. \u003ci\u003e—Diane Foote\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAncona explores the universal activity of eating, but the accomplished master of the photo essay doesn’t add enough spice to this pot.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStarting with an image of a nursing baby (but excluding a bottle-fed infant), photos of children and adults from different cultures are enclosed in circles and rectangles on white backgrounds. The clear photos highlight meal times, utensils, types of food and special celebrations, such as Hanukkah with its potato pancakes and St. Lucia’s Day with its saffron buns. Some double-page spreads feature large photos of people enjoying a meal with a corresponding detail of the foods. The most attractive one shows Nigerians dipping \u003cem\u003efufu\u003c\/em\u003e, ground cassava root, into various meats and vegetables. Mealtime prayer is shown in photos of an interracial family saying grace and a Tibetan family praying before digging into their meat dumplings, \u003cem\u003emomos\u003c\/em\u003e. A Muslim gathering and a Polynesian luau depict examples of sharing and hospitality. The simple, straightforward text largely describes the photos, but there is no mention of how people get their food or the difficulty of getting enough to eat for some children and families. A few recipes would complement the attractive end papers with their checkerboard of food images.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA solid repast for the primary-school curriculum but not zesty enough for many tastes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn a small, square-format book about kinds of food and ways of eating, bright photographs set within circular and rectangular frames depict children and adults eating alone, in groups, on the go, and in formal celebrations. Three workers eat simple lunches in the back of a pickup truck; a Japanese boy slurps noodles from a bowl; children roast marshmallows around a fire; and Nigerian diners sit on the floor to eat fufu, a cassava root paste. Ancona includes details about the cultures represented in each photograph (\"Muslim friends remove their shoes to kneel on beautiful rugs to pray before sharing a meal\"), providing not only a discussion about food diversity but also an intimate, globe-trotting tour.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this photo essay, Ancona takes readers on a culinary trip around the world. Different eating habits, celebrations, and foods are discussed. For example, people in India use two fingers and a thumb to eat. In Japan, long noodles are sucked up and swallowed. Tibetans eat meat dumplings known as \u003ci\u003emomos\u003c\/i\u003e. Muslim men and boys usually eat together on one rug, while women and girls dine on another. For Mexicans, \"a tortilla can serve as a plate, a spoon, and even a napkin.\" The informational text is complemented by large, colorful photographs of people partaking of their meals and sharing festive celebrations. 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Come and Eat!

By: George Ancona

Who’s hungry?

No matter where they are in the world, people need to eat in order to live. But how they go about it differs from country to country and culture to culture. In many countries people eat with knives and forks. In some Asian countries people use chopsticks. In India sometimes people just use their fingers to eat.

Come and Eat offers a multicultural look at mealtime customs around the world. Told through photographs enhanced with simple text, readers are introduced to a feast of food traditions from countries such as the United States, Mexico, China, India, Sweden, and many more. Back matter includes an author’s note, and images of various dishes are shown throughout.

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George Ancona, author

George Ancona is an author and photographer. His photographs have appeared in many children’s books, including Join Hands, The Piñata Maker/El piñatero, and ¡Ole Flamenco!, the last two of which he wrote. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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  • Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year, 2012

Bank Street College of Education (selected for 2012's Best Children's Books of the Year, ages 5-9)

Enticing, delicious photographs present regular meals and celebrations from around the world.

Booklist

Almost identical in concept to Beatrice Hollyer's Let's Eat (2004)—right down to the cover photo of a young Asian girl eating noodles with chopsticks—this introduces food customs around the world for younger children. As focused on culture as on food, the brief, chatty text discusses the varied ways foods are eaten (with a spoon and fork, with chopsticks, slurped from a bowl, or with fingers); other customs about mealtimes, such as traditions in which men and women eat separately; and more. Veganism and vegetarianism are not mentioned, which seems strange given their growing prevalence, but the omission makes some sense here—dietary regimens do cross cultures, after all. The clean design features full-color photos, often in the shape of circles (like plates!) on bright white backgrounds. An introduction and an author's note explain more about Ancona's food heritage and how he worked with the people pictured here. —Diane Foote

Kirkus Reviews

Ancona explores the universal activity of eating, but the accomplished master of the photo essay doesn’t add enough spice to this pot.

Starting with an image of a nursing baby (but excluding a bottle-fed infant), photos of children and adults from different cultures are enclosed in circles and rectangles on white backgrounds. The clear photos highlight meal times, utensils, types of food and special celebrations, such as Hanukkah with its potato pancakes and St. Lucia’s Day with its saffron buns. Some double-page spreads feature large photos of people enjoying a meal with a corresponding detail of the foods. The most attractive one shows Nigerians dipping fufu, ground cassava root, into various meats and vegetables. Mealtime prayer is shown in photos of an interracial family saying grace and a Tibetan family praying before digging into their meat dumplings, momos. A Muslim gathering and a Polynesian luau depict examples of sharing and hospitality. The simple, straightforward text largely describes the photos, but there is no mention of how people get their food or the difficulty of getting enough to eat for some children and families. A few recipes would complement the attractive end papers with their checkerboard of food images.

A solid repast for the primary-school curriculum but not zesty enough for many tastes.

Publishers Weekly

In a small, square-format book about kinds of food and ways of eating, bright photographs set within circular and rectangular frames depict children and adults eating alone, in groups, on the go, and in formal celebrations. Three workers eat simple lunches in the back of a pickup truck; a Japanese boy slurps noodles from a bowl; children roast marshmallows around a fire; and Nigerian diners sit on the floor to eat fufu, a cassava root paste. Ancona includes details about the cultures represented in each photograph ("Muslim friends remove their shoes to kneel on beautiful rugs to pray before sharing a meal"), providing not only a discussion about food diversity but also an intimate, globe-trotting tour.

School Library Journal

In this photo essay, Ancona takes readers on a culinary trip around the world. Different eating habits, celebrations, and foods are discussed. For example, people in India use two fingers and a thumb to eat. In Japan, long noodles are sucked up and swallowed. Tibetans eat meat dumplings known as momos. Muslim men and boys usually eat together on one rug, while women and girls dine on another. For Mexicans, "a tortilla can serve as a plate, a spoon, and even a napkin." The informational text is complemented by large, colorful photographs of people partaking of their meals and sharing festive celebrations. Pair this title with Patricia Lauber's What you Never Knew About Fingers, Forks, & Chopsticks (S & S, 1999), which looks at the development of eating implements from the Stone Age to current times. Come and Eat! is a worthy addition to most collections. – Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-367-1

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ISBN: 978-1-60734-300-4
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Ages: 5-8
Page count: 48
8 1/2 x 8 1/2