By Andrea Wang
Picture Books

This wonderful book has beautiful illustrations and great messages of family and gratitude. A family in Ohio stops and gathers watercress by the side of the road, but the daughter doesn’t want to eat it. She only wants food from the grocery store. The mother then tells them a little about her childhood in China and a time of great drought when they would eat anything they could forage. Great lessons are learned and family bonds formed. I feel this book would best be enjoyed by children ages 8-13.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region China/United States
Period Modern
Genre Fiction
Digital Format E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • Top Picks
  • 3 Entertainment Value
  • 3 Moral Value
  • 4 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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