Bilal Cooks Daal
Bilal's friends have never tried his favorite dish―but he's hoping they'll like it as much as he does.
Charming Picture-Book Read-Aloud, Delightful Illustrations, Opening Up Conversations About Family Traditions, Diverse Cast of Characters
Topics and Themes:
Sharing, Community, South Asian Culture, Favourite Foods, Patience
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019
An Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book 2019
Six-year-old Bilal introduces his friends to his favourite dish―daal!―in this charming picture book that showcases the value of patience, teamwork, community, and sharing.
Six-year-old Bilal is excited to help his dad make his favourite food of all time: daal! The slow-cooked lentil dish from South Asia requires lots of ingredients and a whole lot of waiting. Bilal wants to introduce his friends to daal. They've never tried it. As the day goes on, the daal continues to simmer, and more kids join Bilal and his family, waiting to try the tasty dish.
This debut picture book by Aisha Saeed, with charming illustrations by Anoosha Syed, uses food as a means of bringing a community together to share in each other's family traditions.