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Now We Can Have a Wedding Hardcover – March, 1998


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A wedding just isn't a wedding without lots of good food to eat. So when Sallie announces that she's getting married, each of the neighbors in her apartment building prepares a traditional wedding delicacy in her honor. The narrator, Sallie's younger sister, travels from apartment to apartment, watching and helping as Mrs. Haru makes tai shio-yaki (a Japanese fish dish), Mr. Gonzales prepares his tamales, Signora Theodora bakes her biscotti, etc. On the big day, the wedding table is set with a fabulous multiethnic feast. Debut author Cox cleverly combines the meanings of the terms "melting pot" and "pot luck." (A similar story can be found in Sylvia Rosa-Casanova and Robert Roth's Mama Provi and the Pot of Rice.) The sturdy pacing builds on judicious repetition. The down-to-earth dialogue, meanwhile, defuses the threat of ethnic stereotyping by playing up what the characters have in common: their pleasure in preparing for a wedding and in sharing their traditions. Similarly, DiSalvo-Ryan's (City Green; Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen) breezy watercolors emphasize joyful characters and homey kitchen settings. The cozily crowded spreads, generously sprinkled with culinary equipment and foodstuffs, generate a mood of informal hospitality, just like the story. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Kindergarten-Grade 2?A sweet and joyful twist on weddings occurs when two people in the same apartment building decide to marry, and the other tenants want to make everything perfect by bringing their favorite festive delicacies. The bride's little sister goes from one apartment to another, dons an apron, and helps prepare luscious ethnic foods such as dolmades, challah, tamales, tai shio-yaki, and biscotti made by the diverse families who participate in the celebration. The lively text is attractively set on double-page spreads of winning watercolors suffused with warm, appealing colors and depicting the characters with charm and distinction.?Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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