For families that place good food high on their list of priorities, educating their wee ones about the joys of sushi may be far more important than teaching about bunnies and balls and flowers. But even those who don't know futomaki from hatahata will relish the playful rhymes and lush collages in Amy Wilson Sanger's wonderful First Book of Sushi.
Miso in my sippy cup,English-speaking tots will love wrapping their lips around Japanese words such as tekka maki, ebi, and wasabi, and will soon be joining in the bouncy recitation of sushi favorites for the very young. This bright little board book, with its gorgeous array of patterns and textured, mixed-media collages, looks good enough to eat. And who knows, it might even inspire picky eaters to try a little egg tamago or squishy salmon roe (otherwise known as ikura)! (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter
tofu in my bowl.
Crab and avocado
fill my California roll.
Tricycle Press kicks off a new series called World Snacks with First Book of Sushi by Amy Wilson Sanger. A simple rhyming text demonstrates the different kinds of sushi children can eat: "I'll take yellowtail hamachi/ and a red maguro slice./ Big, BIG futomaki/ has so many grains of rice!" A pronunciation guide would have been helpful for novice diners, but the bright collage illustrations help to identify the menu items.
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My kiddos love this whole series. Great books for future foodies or kids toddlers of chefs in general.Published 19 days ago by milla
Purchased for a present for my friend's baby (about 1+ year old). I was told that the baby loves the book. Read morePublished 20 days ago by mamber-m
Miso in my sippy cup, tofu in my bowl! This book is so catchy and strangely quotable. It's great when your little one likes a book, but it's a huge bonus when you also love the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Danni
I love these books! The rhyming makes the books flow nicely. My daughter loves that. They are informative and fun. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Megan
do not read this hungry! great introduction for babies to other cultures and lots of fun words to say!Published 3 months ago by A. Garcia
Great book of illustrations... Worth mentioning that all of the foods are in their Japanese names. If you are not particularly good at pronouncing them, you may find this book... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Creative Christina
This series is so fun. My kid loves it and I think it promotes curiosity of different cultures and foods.Published 4 months ago by Meggan Dwyer
Bought 2 as gifts for babies of sushi loving friends. They LOVE this book. So cutePublished 5 months ago by j.m.
The illustrations are well done. Good resource book.It really gives my students a good idea of what Japanese food looks like.Published 5 months ago by Susan SurpriseKumiski