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Our Little Kitchen


Main Details

Title Our Little Kitchen
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Jillian Tamaki
Physical Properties
Dimensions(mm): Height 210,Width 273
ISBN/Barcode 9781419746550
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher Abrams
Imprint Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date 22 September 2020
Publication Country United States


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 come 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 warm bodies, full bellies, and looking out for one another. Bonus materials include a recipe and an author's note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book.

Author Biography

Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator, author, and comics artist living in Toronto, Ontario. She is the cocreator, with her cousin Mariko Tamaki, of the young adult graphic novel This One Summer, which won a Caldecott Honor in 2015. She makes books and comics for people of all ages, including They Say Blue, a picture book about looking and thinking.


"Whether for appetizing story hours, classroom cooking, or inspiration to do good works, this book flows with a love for food and community."-- "School Library Journal" "Tamaki's latest is a delight for the senses, bursting with bright colors, enticing scents, and effervescent prose."-- "Kirkus Reviews" **STARRED REVIEW** "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" **STARRED REVIEW** "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" **STARRED REVIEW** "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."-- "Booklist"