Friday, December 19, 2014

What a Party! by Ana Maria Machado, illustrated by Helene Moureau

A child's birthday soon turns into a raucous neighborhood party rife with food, friends, pets, music, and dancing.

Playing on the tossed salad metaphor of diversity rather than a melting pot, What a Party! celebrates multiculturalism by, well, celebrating. I love that this book highlights cultural differences by maintaining that we come together by sharing and celebrating those differences rather than keeping to ourselves and our own cultures. And what this book further maintains is that food is the great equalizer. Just when has food never succeeded in bringing people together? :) 

What a Party! by Ana Maria Machado, illustrated by Helene Moureau
Published: April 23, 2013
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Pages: 32
Genre: Picture Book
Audience: Primary
Disclosure: Library Copy

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  1. Sounds like a nice book! Food is a wonderful entry point to exploring other cultures!

  2. sounds cute. And I agree that food can really bring people together.

  3. Sounds wonderful! Wish I had someone the right age on my Christmas list...