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Everybody brings noodles
Dooley, Norah.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 x 23 cm
The block party was Carrie's idea, but when it arrives she can only think about two things: the talent show and the delicious noodle dishes from many countries that her neighbors are bringing.
Reading Level:
340 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 58925.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.2 2 Quiz: 31660 Guided reading level: M.
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Carrie has worked hard to organize her neighborhood's 4th of July block party. As she goes from house putting the finishing touches on the festivities, Carrie discovers that each family has prepared a special noodle dish.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-In this successor to Everybody Serves Soup (Carolrhoda, 2000), Carrie organizes a Fourth of July block party in her neighborhood. As she goes from house to house making the final arrangements, she is delighted to learn that everyone is preparing some kind of pasta, her favorite food. Mrs. Hua will contribute yellow sesame noodles; Anna-Eleni is bringing orzo; Fendra, a macaroni salad; and so on. That evening, the revelers enjoy eating, playing games, and entertaining one another with a hip-hop dance, a flute solo, an original rap song, and drumming. Carrie wishes she had a talent to share, but feels honored when she is recognized for talking with everybody and getting people to converse with one another. The realistic, framed, full-color illustrations in soft tones show people smiling broadly. The main character is appealing with her energy and friendliness, but the story is thin, serving primarily as a vehicle to introduce the various foods that those from different backgrounds eat (recipes included). The book's main appeal is the vision of community in a setting of racial, ethnic, and age diversity.-Adele Greenlee, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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