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Granny's Kitchen

A Jamaican Story of Food and Family


Feiwel & Friends
Available: 07/12/22
10.4 x 8.3 · 32 pages
Ages 3-6 years
CDN $24.99 · cl
Picture book

 Canadian Title

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Sade Smith

illustrated by Ken Daley

Accompanied by Ken Daley's vibrant, sun-soaked artwork, Sade Smith's debut picture book Granny's Kitchen is the perfect readaloud for budding chefs everywhere.

Shelly-Ann lives with her Granny on the beautiful island of Jamaica. When Shelly-Ann becomes hungry, she asks her Granny for something to eat. Granny tells her Gyal, you betta can cook!" and teaches Shelly-Ann how to get in touch with her Jamaican roots through the process of cooking.

As Shelly-Ann tries each recipe, everything goes wrong. But when Granny is too tired to cook one morning, Shelly-Ann will have to find the courage to try one more time and prepare the perfect Jamaican breakfast.

Praise for Granny's Kitchen :

"Warm and inviting. Daley's vibrant, highly saturated illustrations bolster the appeal and are sure to entice young readers - and perhaps encourage them to try their own hand in the kitchen. . . . A vibrant, upbeat story of a determined girl and her love of food." - Kirkus Reviews

Sade Smith is a Canadian children's book author of Jamaican descent. Her books often involve food with colorful illustrations to capture the vibrancy and beauty of the Caribbean islands. In addition to writing, Sade is also a design technologist who loves the beach and enjoys fruits. She is very passionate about literature and she writes books of representation for young readers. She is the author of Granny's Kitchen and Julie and the Mango Tree . Ken Daley is the prize-winning illustrator of Granny's Kitchen by Sade Smith, Joseph's Big Ride by Terry Farish - an Ontario Library Association Best Bet - and Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings by Francie Latour. Ken was born in Canada to parents who emigrated from Dominica. His art and illustrations are inspired by his African-Caribbean roots and has exhibited his work in Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean. His artwork can be found in numerous private and public collections.