Albert the mouse decides to make a batch of muffins but must borrow more and more ingredients from his friends until his sister, Wanda, helps him learn a lesson about sharing, using the concept of ordinal numbers.
After enjoying a blended fruit drink called aguas frescas during a festival celebrating Mexico's independence, seven-year-old Alicia and her mother make their own at home, then invite Alicia's soccer team over to try them.
"In this simple rhyming story, ... a child says thank you for the gifts nature provides, from hazelnuts in the hedge to apples from the tree, eggs from the hens to milk from the cow. Eventually, the family has enough ingredients to make something special: a delicious apple cake"--Publisher marketing.
"A Chinese American girl's Auntie Yang discovers soybeans-a favorite Chinese food-growing in Illinois, leading her family to a soybean picnic tradition that grows into an annual community event. Includes author's note and glossary"--Provided by publisher.
"As young Awâsis searches for the ingredients to make Kohkum's world-famous bannock recipe, [she runs] into a variety of other-than-human relatives that help [her] along in [her] journey. Includes a pronunciation guide and Kohkum's ... bannock recipe at the back of the book"--