Our Little Kitchen (Hardcover)
We watched homeless encampments crop up in south Minneapolis this summer. We see our neighbors in need. Day-to-day survival for so many balances on a knife-edge. Drawing from her own weekly commitment to provide a nourishing meal, Jillian Tamaki serves up just the soul-stirring story for this moment. In one little kitchen, an eclectic crew comes together with superhuman energy to feed bellies and fill hearts.— Jesse, Wild Rumpus
A lively celebration of food and community from Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki
Tie on your apron! Roll up your sleeves!
Pans are out, oven is hot, the kitchen’s all ready!
Where do we start?
In this lively, rousing picture book from Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki, a crew of resourceful neighbors comes together to prepare a meal for their community. With a garden full of produce, a joyfully chaotic kitchen, and a friendly meal shared at the table, Our Little Kitchen is a celebration of full bellies and looking out for one another. Bonus materials include recipes and an author’s note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book.
About the Author
"Loving ode to community... The sense of fellowship around making and sharing food is sure to hit home, and the undercurrent here—that not everyone can get the food they need—is an important reminder."
"A sense of effervescent improvisation pervades the tale, through its cookery details and the text’s rhythm and design... Exudes vibrancy, warmth, individuality, and purpose."
— The Horn Book
"By making the collaborative meal preparation visually brilliant, Tamaki injects energy into this life-giving celebration... Convey[s] the power of thrift, collective action, and community-building."
— Publishers Weekly
— School Library Journal
— Kirkus Reviews