Yumbo Gumbo

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Annabelle is finally going to learn how to cook gumbo! But her family can’t agree on what type to make. Annabelle wants okra gumbo, but her little brother, Beau, thinks it’s too slimy.



Annabelle tells everyone to vote for their favorite gumbo, but each vote ends in a tie. And everyone is getting hungry. Mudbugs! How will they choose?

Charlesbridge | ISBN: 978-162354-325-9
32 pages | ages 3-6

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Review re-cap quotes including School Library Journal and Booklist!

The Horn Book Foodwise lists | Cooking with STEAM

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2023 Math Books For Kids | Betsy Bird, School Library Journal Blog

The CLCD, Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database, “In this unique story, children are introduced to mathematical concepts and how they can be used in real-life situations to resolve conflicts.”


Especially For Educators, guest post “Using Storytelling to Teach Math in the Primary Classroom”

CBC & MCBD Book Jam 2024, Cultural Cuisine: 8 Food-Focused Children’s Books by Keila V. Dawson