By Gwendolyn Hudson Hooks
Illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez
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The neighborhood is having a block party where everyone is responsible for bringing a food dish. Padma is excited about the party until she learns that her mother is planning to bring lentil soup. Padma thinks soup is so boring! Everyone else will bring fun things like pizza or hot dogs. Plus Padma worries that her friends won’t like the soup—but to her delight, she discovers that they not only like the soup, they want to learn how to make it.
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About the Creators
was born in Savannah, Georgia. Her father was in the Air Force, so Gwen and her family moved a lot when she was a child. Her first stop in every new city was the local library where she got her new library card. Gwendolyn is the author of many books, including Bebop Books’ Can I Have a Pet? and Lee & Low's Tiny Stitches. Gwen now lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with her husband and their three children. Visit her online at gwendolynhooks.com.
is a children’s book illustrator who creates with watercolor, gouache, pencil, and digital techniques. She also loves to create 3-D creatures from clay and fabric. She lives in the Bay Area of California with her husband, their two daughters, and their pup.
About This Title
Six Pack: 9781620144657
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Interest Level:Grades K - 2
Reading Level:Grades 1 - 2
Asian/Asian American Interest, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Collaboration, Cultural Diversity, Families, Food, Friendship, Multiethnic interest, Realistic Fiction, Courage, Home, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, India, Mothers, Neighbors, New York, Pride
Part of These Collections
Bebop English Guided Reading Level I, Pedro Noguera Diverse Collection Grades PreK-2, Emergent Dual Language, Diverse Background English Collection Grades PreK-2, Realistic Fiction Collection Grades PreK-2, Confetti Kids Series Collection Emergent English,