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101 Dishes for the Emperor by Soni Zuberi Shah

๐Ÿ“š 101 Dishes for the Emperor ๐Ÿ“š

Author: Soni Zuberi Shah

Illustrator: Fatima Zahra Hassan

Publisher: 101 Books @101dishes

Age: 4-8

Islamic Content: Muslim protagonist

Concerns: None


When little Anwar hears that the Emperor is visiting his village, he is determined that he should taste his mother's special Dal recipe. When he invites the Emperor and his big caravan to lunch, Anwar realizes that his mother simply cannot make enough to feed such a huge crowd. Anwar comes up with a plan.


This is a story about family, community and generosity. It is told in a folk-tale fashion and the storyline is very well executed. The illustrations are so wonderfully unique and so much detail is presented in each page spread. The rich cultural representation is present throughout the pages. This story is such a fun one to read aloud. My kids listened attentively to every word. This book was a breath of fresh air from the contemporary stories we have been reading lately. At the end, the book includes discussion questions related to the story. Definitely a recommended read!


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