Bilal Cooks Daal

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Six-year-old Bilal introduces his friends to his favorite dish—daal!—in this charming picture book that showcases the value of patience, teamwork, community, and sharing.

Six-year-old Bilal is excited to help his dad make his favorite food of all-time: daal! The slow-cooked lentil dish from South Asia requires lots of ingredients and a whole lot of waiting. Bilal wants to introduce his friends to daal. They’ve never tried it! As the day goes on, the daal continues to simmer, and more kids join Bilal and his family, waiting to try the tasty dish. And as time passes, Bilal begins to wonder: Will his friends like it as much as he does?

This debut picture book by Aisha Saeed, with charming illustrations by Anoosha Syed, uses food as a means of bringing a community together to share in each other’s family traditions.--from the publisher

40 pages                    978-1534418103                            Ages 4-8

Keywords:  cooking, cultures, food, South Asia, Asian culture, Asian American author, patience, sharing, friends, friendship, multicultural, diverse books, diversity, community, traditions, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, worrying, acceptance, accepting others, Character Building Curriculum

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