How My Parents Learned to Eat


In our house, some days we eat with chopsticks
and some days we eat with knives and forks.
For me, it’s natural.

Perfect for any kind of mixed family (and most families are mixed, in one way or another), this book shows how flexibility, willingness to learn, and a sense of humor can allow people from very different backgrounds to come together and create a new family.  Well, that is what I notice.  The boys just agree that “[i]t’s hard to be happy if you’re hungry” and that it is funny to watch adults learn (with a lot of trial and error) how to eat.

Author:  Ina R. Friedman
Illustrator:  Allen Say

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