Cora Cooks Pancit

Cora Cooks Pancit

Book - 2009
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Cora loves being in the kitchen, but she always gets stuck doing the kid jobs like licking the spoon. One day, however, when her older sisters and brother head out, Cora finally gets the chance to be Mama's assistant chef. And of all the delicious Filipino dishes that dance through Cora's head, she and Mama decide to make pancit, her favorite noodle dish.With Mama's help, Cora does the grown-up jobs like shredding the chicken and soaking the noodles (perhaps Mama won't notice if she takes a nibble of chicken or sloshes a little water on the floor). Cora even gets to stir the noodles in the pot--carefully-- while Mama supervises. When dinner is finally served, her siblings find out that Cora did all their grown-up tasks, and Cora waits anxiously to see what everyone thinks of her cooking.Dorina Lazo Gilmore's text delightfully captures the warmth between mother and daughter as they share a piece of their Filipino heritage. With bright and charming illustrations by Kristi Valiant, Cora's family comes alive as Cora herself becomes the family's newest little chef.

Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : Shen's Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9781885008350
188500835X
Branch Call Number: Z LAZ
Characteristics: [36] v. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Valiant, Kristi - Illustrator

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megannorthcote Mar 15, 2016

This book is great for helping kids appreciate their heritage by discussing ethnic foods. Just like Cora is curious to learn how to make Pancit, a Filipino ethnic dish, elementary school children might be interested in learning how to make different foods from their own ethnic background. I love how the mom gives credit to Cora for making the pancit herself, which teaches kids that they can always learn something new even if they're at first afraid to try. The book even includes a glossary of Filipino terms and a recipe for how to make pancit.

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Feb 22, 2017

edutcher thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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