- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Lexile Measure: AD550L (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Peachtree Publishers; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition (August 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781561455225
- ISBN-13: 978-1561455225
- ASIN: 1561455229
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,865,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Three Scoops and a Fig Hardcover – August 1, 2010
From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1–Little Sofia's family is making special dishes for an upcoming visit from Nonna and Nonno, but no matter how hard she tries, Sofia is too small to help. Finally she is able to invent her own special dish that impresses her grandparents and becomes a new family classic. A list of the Italian words that appear in the text includes meanings and pronunciations. The large illustrations, some full spread, are crisp and clear, and facial expressions add humor and character development. A fun read-aloud.Catherine Brenner, Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar, NY
© Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
On the morning of her grandparents’ visit, Sofia wakes up excited and eager to help prepare a celebratory dinner at her family’s Italian restaurant. Each time she lends a hand, though, chaos ensues. First, she coats the kitchen in tomato sauce. Then she pours too much yeast into Mama’s breadsticks. And finally, she gets pizza dough stuck in the ceiling fan. Stung by her family’s refrain that she’s too little, Sofia is nonetheless determined to contribute to the family feast, and after a quiet moment in her favorite fig tree, she invents a treat that delights everyone. The frustrations of feeling young and powerless are certainly perennial themes, but this title enlivens the well-traveled territory with a graceful, satisfying text, filled with repetitive lines that read aloud well, and endearing, uncluttered line-and-watercolor pictures that depict both the exciting action in the kitchen and the love shared by Sofia’s family. Back matter includes a note about the story’s inspiration, a glossary of Italian phrases, and a recipe for Sofia’s sweet surprise. Preschool-Grade 2. --Gillian Engberg
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I loved the portrayal of an Italian family running a restaurant and Sofia wanting so much to help out. I loved that the author interspersed Italian throughout. Preschool and kindergarten teachers could use this picture book to introduce culture and also have students try gelato and/or figs! A terrific teaching tool.
I really hope she'll write more books inspired by Italian folktales.
To blend culture so seamlessly into a children's book is a wonderful way to introduce an entirely new experience into a child's environment. After reading this book, my daughter integrated the Italian words and themes into her own play, which tells me she was interested in this new experience, could truly relate to Sofia, and that she enjoys this book as much as her mother! Definitely a welcome addition to our home library!
The text is a treat itself, rolling joyously along. The pictures charmingly capture the sweet and endearing family tale.
Three Scoops and a Fig is the perfect book to read to children, enjoying the funny adventures and appreciating the love of family. It's a true celebration!