Block Party

by Gwendolyn Hooks and Shirley Ng-Benitez

Another short, accessible chapter book for advanced beginning readers in the Dive... read more

Another short, accessible chapter book for advanced beginning readers in the Dive into Reading series that features a group of diverse young friends in an urban neighborhood. Here, Indian American Padma worries that her mom’s contribution of lentil soup to the block party potluck will be an offering no one likes. When the big day comes, Padma tries to hide the pot of soup behind other food items. She and her friends Pablo, Henry, Mei, and Lily eat rice and beans, corn on the cob, egg rolls, and fish and chips before Lily discovers the soup, which, it turns out, everyone finds delicious! A recipe for lentil curry soup follows this satisfying story with color illustrations. (Ages 4-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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