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Our Little Kitchen

A picture book by Jillian Tamaki.

Jillian Tamaki

A picture book about a lively evening in a community kitchen from Governor General's Award–winning author and illustrator Jillian Tamaki.

Tie on your apron!
Roll up your sleeves!
Pans are out, oven is hot.
The kitchen's all ready,
Where do we start?

In this lively, rousing picture book from Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki, a crew of resourceful neighbours come together to prepare a meal for their community. With a garden full of produce, a joyfully chaotic kitchen and a friendly meal shared at the table, Our Little Kitchen is a celebration of full bellies and people looking out for one another. (From Groundwood Books)

Our Little Kitchen is a finalist for the 2020 Governor General's Literary Prize for young people's literature — illustrated books.

Jillian Tamaki is an award-winning illustrator. In 2014, Tamaki received the Governor General's Literary Award for her work in This One Summerwritten by her cousin and graphic novelist Mariko Tamaki. They also collaborated on SkimHer other books include the comics SuperMutant Magic Academy and Boundless and the picture book They Say Blue

Tamaki created a comic strip called This Face for the special CBC Books series Borders.

From the book

An interior image from Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki. (Groundwood Books)
An interior image from Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki. (Groundwood Books)

Interviews with Jillian Tamaki

Jillian Tamaki tells the story of volunteers in a community kitchen in the picture book Our Little Kitchen. 3:28

Other books by Jillian Tamaki

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