Lily and Salma are best friends. They like doing all the same things, and they always eat lunch together. Lily eats peanut butter and Salma eats hummus-but what’s that between friends? It turns out, a lot. Before they know it, a food fight breaks out. Can Lily and Salma put aside their differences? Or will a sandwich come between them?
The smallest things can pull us apart-until we learn that friendship is far more powerful than difference. In a glorious three-page gatefold at the end of the book, Salma, Lily, and all their classmates come together in the true spirit of tolerance and acceptance.
My sister works at a library, and one day she saw a picture book by the Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. Knowing that I like to read books with cool authors (for whatever age), she checked it out for me. I mean, I totally want to read a book by a queen! Queen Rania Al Abdullah is the queen of Jordan, just in case you were wondering! So, I am counting Reading Resolution #29 as this book. I mean, the title didn’t really make me go “Hmm” but the author did!
This book was definitely a picture book worth reading. It held a great lesson too. I have to say, though, I would be Lily. I love peanut butter jelly sandwiches! Although I do like hummus and pita bread on occasion.
Anyway, I really like the lesson in the book. It is definitely worth the read for any child, parent, or babysitter. (And, yes, you know that I always mention the babysitter when I am writing reviews of children’s books because I am one!)
The cover was cute! I really liked it! It was perfect for a children’s book! I am going to give it 5 stars!
The book was also really good, as you can see from what I wrote about it. No matter what, we should always accept the differences between us. Friendship is always worth it. Five stars to The Sandwich Swap!
Title: The Sandwich Swap
Authors: Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and Kelly DiPucchio
Illustrator: Tricia Tusa
Author’s Website: http://www.kellydipucchio.com/home.html
Illustrator’s Website: http://www.triciatusa.com/
Reading Resolution: #29
This review is written in my own opinions and words.