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Macmillan Children's Book

Granny's Kitchen

A Jamaican Story of Food and Family

Author: Sadé Smith; illustrated by Ken Daley

Granny's Kitchen

Granny's Kitchen

$18.99

About This Book

A little girl learns Jamaican recipes and self-confidence from her Granny in this warm, sweet picture book debut.
Page Count
32
On Sale
07/12/2022
Age Range
3-6

Book Details

Accompanied by Ken Daley's vibrant, sun-soaked artwork, Sadé Smith's debut picture book Granny's Kitchen is the perfect readaloud for budding chefs everywhere.

Shelly-Ann lives with her Granny on the beautiful island of Jamaica. When Shelly-Ann becomes hungry, she asks her Granny for something to eat. Granny tells her “Gyal, you betta can cook!” and teaches Shelly-Ann how to get in touch with her Jamaican roots through the process of cooking.

As Shelly-Ann tries each recipe, everything goes wrong. But when Granny is too tired to cook one morning, Shelly-Ann will have to find the courage to try one more time and prepare the perfect Jamaican breakfast.

Praise for Granny's Kitchen:

"Warm and inviting. Daley’s vibrant, highly saturated illustrations bolster the appeal and are sure to entice young readers—and perhaps encourage them to try their own hand in the kitchen. ... A vibrant, upbeat story of a determined girl and her love of food." —Kirkus Reviews

Imprint Publisher

Feiwel & Friends

ISBN

9781250806338

In The News

Praise for Granny's Kitchen:

"Daley transports readers to Smith’s clearly cherished Jamaica with joyous Photoshop illustrations that suit the setting wonderfully in a vibrant tropical palette with bold pops of turquoise and fuchsia. This multigenerational homage to home cooking and heritage cuisine serves up a sweet message of confidence-building and can-do assurance." —Booklist

"Delivers the honesty, giggles, and punch ... Daley’s digital illustrations, in eye popping hues of juicy fruit and turquoise sea, convey the easy give-and-take of the close-knit pair, with snazzy-spectacled Granny patiently cheerleading her determined but frustrated granddaughter through some rough culinary challenges. Shelly-Ann’s four recipes are included for foodie families to try together, and a page of fun facts on Jamaica are a bonus for armchair travelers." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)

"Warm and inviting. Daley’s vibrant, highly saturated illustrations bolster the appeal and are sure to entice young readers—and perhaps encourage them to try their own hand in the kitchen. ... A vibrant, upbeat story of a determined girl and her love of food." —Kirkus Reviews

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Granny's Kitchen

Granny's Kitchen

$18.99