Meals in China
From the Series Meals Around the World
In Meals in China, young readers will learn about the foods and cultural practices that make up mealtime in China. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage beginning readers as they discover the fascinating culinary traditions of China.
A labeled diagram highlights common Chinese ingredients, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about meals in China online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Meals in China also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Meals in China is part of Jump!’s Meals Around the World series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
With a focus on everyday foods, these books shed light on what students from around the world eat at home and school. Adorable children are shown helping family members prepare meals that are closely associated with their country and culture. Spreads consist of large color photos of kids with food or close-ups of dishes along with a few sentences that describe ingredients and explain how they are eaten, supplemented by comments such as “good,” “yummy,” or “spicy.” Photos are bright and attractive, but food preparation images are often set in kitchens so generic that they could be found almost anywhere, which lessens the overall sense of authenticity. VERDICT A secondary choice for introduction to world cultures through food.