We received the most beautiful children picture book about food and culture in New York ! I absolutely love books that bring this subject closer to young children and this book was truly an enjoyable read for the the whole family ! Many kids ( and even some adults) are picky eaters and won’t try something new how often do we all go our old ways instead of trying something completely new ?! The book inspired us to venture out and find other restaurants from different cultures in our own area… but here is my daughters review !!!
Bolivar eats New York by Sean Rubin
Bolivar is a cute dinosaur that lives with his friend Sybil in New York. The picture book starts out with the two of them going to their favorite Deli downtown. Bolivar orders his favorite, just like every other time ! Sybil tries to encourage him to try something new and ends up taking him all across New York to find new exciting food ! Bolivar gets to try all kinds of new food from different cuisines and cultures like many Jewish favorites, Italian, Chinese and Street food from all over the world.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s beautifully illustrated and while the story is a mix between comic and traditional story, the explanations about the food and cultures were a great addition and taught me lots of facts about New York, it’s history and people.
I think this book is a great addition to anyone’s library !