Tradition takes flight in Rice & Rocks, a picture book celebrating culture and diversity.
Giovanni’s friends are coming over for Sunday dinner, and his grandmother is serving rice and beans. Giovanni is embarrassed—he does not like “rice and rocks” and worries his friends will think the traditional Jamaican dish is weird. But his favorite Auntie comes to the rescue. She and Giovanni’s pet parrot, Jasper, take him on a magical journey across the globe, visiting places where people eat rice and rocks. This exciting story celebrates the varied traditions of every culture while also highlighting the delicious similarities that bring us all together.
Finalist in the Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction category of the 2016 USA Best Book Awards
“A beautiful, amusing tribute to family traditions.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Rice & Rocks is a loving tribute to tradition, family, and cross-cultural connections, which will add warmth, color, and beauty to any young child’s bookshelf.” – IndieReader
“This exciting story celebrates the varied traditions of every culture while also highlighting the delicious similarities that bring us all together.” – Aysh of Word ‘n’ Needles
“The imagination is very intense…The message of comparing and finding similarities in different cultures is a great one and this book does it perfectly!!” – Carrie of Crafty Moms Share