Cora Cooks Pancit
By Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore
Illustrated by Kristi Valiant
$17.95, Hardcover, 32 pages
Cora loves being in the kitchen, but she always gets stuck doing the kid jobs like licking the spoon. One day, however, when her older sisters and brother head out, Cora finally gets the chance to be Mama's assistant chef. And of all the delicious Filipino dishes that dance through Cora's head, she and Mama decide to make pancit, her favorite noodle dish.
With Mama's help, Cora does the grown-up jobs like shredding the chicken and soaking the noodles (perhaps Mama won't notice if she takes a nibble of chicken or sloshes a little water on the floor). Cora even gets to stir the noodles in the pot—carefully-- while Mama supervises. When dinner is finally served, her siblings find out that Cora did all their grown-up tasks, and Cora waits anxiously to see what everyone thinks of her cooking.
Dorina Lazo Gilmore's text delightfully captures the warmth between mother and daughter as they share a piece of their Filipino heritage. With bright and charming illustrations by Kristi Valiant, Cora's family comes alive as Cora herself becomes the family's newest little chef.
Join us for a fun Christmas event at Petunia's Place bookstore,
including signings by local authors. This is a great opportunity to do
some Christmas shopping for all the little people on your list.
Lazo Gilmore (CORA COOKS PANCIT) will be signing from 11:00am until 1:00pm. Other authors, including Margarita Engle (THE POET SLAVE OF
CUBA) and Doug Hansen (MOTHER GOOSE IN CALIFORNIA), will be signing
books as well.
If you are outside the Fresno area, Dorina is offering
signed copies of her book at a discount of $15 plus shipping. Delight a
little person with this colorful children's book.
Dorina Lazo Gilmore at Petunia's Place
Saturday, December 5, 2009
11:00am - 1:00pm
2017 W Bullard Ave. Fresno, CA 93711