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published: Sep 2006
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publisher: Second Story Press

My Mom Loves Me More Than Sushi

by Filomena Gomes, illustrated by Ashley Spires

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list price: $15.95
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ISBN:9781897187098
publisher: Second Story Press
Description

In this utterly delicious book, a little girl and her mom learn about fabulous foods from around the world. Sushi, houska, canja, couscous, megaderra, smorgastarta, and other dishes all star in the family’s culinary adventure.

About the Authors
Filomena Gomes has a passion for language, culture, writing and teaching. This is her first children’s book. She lives in Calgary, Alberta with her husband, David, and their three children, Madeleine, Zachary and Éva Simone. She loves them all more than sushi.
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Ashley Spires grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the supposed stomping grounds of Bigfoot. She is the author and illustrator of a number of books for children, including Small Saul and the Adventures of Binky the Space Cat. She was the recipient of the 2011 Silver Birch Express Award and the 2011 Hackmatack Award for Binky the Space Cat and was shortlisted for a Joe Shuster Comics for Kids Award and an Eisner Award for Binky Under Pressure. Ashley currently lives in British Columbia.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Reading age:
4 to 8
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December 2006

This book is written as a series of vignettes: each double spread follows the pattern of "My mom loves me more than...". Each page offers a traditional food from a different country. the text clevery describes the food in mouth-watering detail without simply listing the ingredients while the illustrations depict mother and daughter either preparing or eating it.

The cartoon drawings are suited to the story set in today's world. The pictures are not cluttered and present a nice background of each frame. This book would lend itself well to use in the classroom as a model for writing, or for the introduction of different cultures or a unit on food. The inside bookcovers have a map of the world showing where each of the foods originated.

The book would be suitable for both school and public libraries. It could be used to support social studies and health curricula.

— Resource Links

Warm, loving and poetic, with a sense of togetherness; you'll almost feel like you can taste the food. Wonderful illustrations.

— Hi-Rise

The youngest of readers are in for a delicious treat that will take them around the world without ever leaving the kitchen.

— Canadian Bookseller

The amusing and colorful artwork helps to keep things lively.

— The Globe and Mail

The text cleverly describes the food in mouth-watering detail without simply listing the ingredients.

— Resource Links

This book is an ideal way to open for children the doors to varied cultures gastronomic creations.

— CM Magazine

A delightful book that will both comfort and educate young readers.

— Quill & Quire

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