Written by Sarah Thomas
Illustrated by Jo Kosmides Edwards
Published by Random House Children's Books
Tomorrow is Kalamata’s first day at a new school, and she’s nervous! What if the kids aren’t friendly? Or worse, what if they don’t like alligators!? If only Kalamata and Al Dente could go back to the Indian spice market they visited this summer, then maybe she’d remember how to feel brave when new experiences seem scary.
Luckily for Kalamata, all the magic required for her journey is right in her own kitchen! As Kalamata and her alligator friend, Al Dente, transport themselves to a magical land filled with tasty ingredients, she realizes being brave is exciting! And most importantly, she learns that when we’re nervous about trying new things, food can comfort us and remind us to stay curious, courageous, and compassionate.
Primary ISBN: 9780593307915
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Booke, Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Unspecified
Themes: Food & Culture
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown
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