|Kirsten is heavily into reading aloud, as was her mother before her. When Kirsten and her brother were youngsters, they were allowed two books each per night, and all 4 books were read by one parent, as the other parent cleared the table, and did the dishes. As they grew, they each went to their bed and were read to singularly. We were still reading to Alastair when he was 12.|
|The storyline revolves around eating a meal as a family around the dinner table at 2pm, but each time one member of the family is otherwise occupied. This lends considerable depth to each character. We learn about fiesta, old castles, kitchen gardens, carpentry workshops, and cafeterias. One by one the meals are revealed to be gazpacho, empanadas, sardinas, and paella.|
It is a very rich story about three generations living under the same roof, somewhere in Spain. The story and the characters, lead to extended finger-puppet play upon a theme. The illustrator and writer are mother and daughter.
"Let's Eat" written by Ana Zamorano, illustrated by Julie Vivas
Published by Scholastic Press, 1997