Bilal Cooks Daal

byAisha SaeedIllustratorAnoosha Syed

June 4, 2019|
Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed
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A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019
An Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book 2019

Six-year-old Bilal introduces his friends to his favorite dish—daal!—in this charming picture book that showcases the value of patience, teamwork, community, and sharing.

Six-year-old Bilal is excited to help his dad make his favorite food of all-time: daal! The slow-cooked lentil dish from South Asia requires lots of ingredients and a whole lot of waiting. Bilal wants to introduce his friends to daal. They’ve never tried it! As the day goes on, the daal continues to simmer, and more kids join Bilal and his family, waiting to try the tasty dish. And as time passes, Bilal begins to wonder: Will his friends like it as much as he does?

This debut picture book by Aisha Saeed, with charming illustrations by Anoosha Syed, uses food as a means of bringing a community together to share in each other’s family traditions.
Aisha Saeed is the author of Written in the Stars, which was listed as a best book of 2015 by Bank Street Books, a 2016 YALSA Quick Pick For Reluctant Readers, and named one of the top ten books all Young Georgians Should Read in 2016. She is also the author of the middle grade novel Amal Unbound, which has received starred reviews fro...
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Title:Bilal Cooks Daal
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:40 pages, 8 X 9 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 8 X 9 X 0.4 in
Published:June 4, 2019
Publisher:Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:6 - 8
ISBN - 13:9781534418103

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