Teatime Around the World by Denyse Waissbluth
📚 BOOK REVIEW 📚
Title: Teatime Round the World
Author: Denyse Waissbluth
Illustrator: Chelsea O'Byrne
Publisher: Greystone Kids @greystonekidsbooks
Islamic Content: Muslim Families included
Morocco has their sweet mint tea. North American Indigenous cultures make theirs from berries and roots to treat fevers and colds. In Malaysia the pulled tea is entertaining and frothy. Bubble tea with chewy tapioca balls originates in Taiwan. These are among the different teas and cultures we see in this book.
This book is such a gem. It takes the reader on a teatime adventure around the world. The uniquely prepared teas by different cultures really gives a glimpse of various traditions around the world. Not only are they prepared differently, but their presentation matters too in some parts of the world. Tea brings people together, families, friends and communities. The illustrations are beautifully detailed. There are women in hijab included in the pages. One of the reasons I love books like these is because our children get to learn and get to know the cultures of others while simultaneously seeing their own religious identity represented in them. It ensures them that we are part of a wider community that contribute to make the world complete. The more I read this book the more I love and appreciate it.