Faruq and the Wiri Wiri: A Celebration of Family and Food

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Faruq and the Wiri Wiri: A Celebration of Family and Food
Written by Sophia Payne
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536241228
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Faruq and the Wiri Wiri: A Celebration of Family and Food

author: Sophia Payne
illustrator: Sandhya Prabhat

Faruq loves his ajee, and he loves her cooking just as much. He hopes to be able to make cook-up rice almost as good as Ajee’s someday. But Faruq’s family expects him to be a doctor, not a chef. When Ajee is too sick to cook Sunday lunch, Faruq enlists the help of his neighbor, Mrs. Joseph, and together they pick some wiri wiri peppers and start cooking. Preparing food for his family fills Faruq’s heart with love—and sets a different course for his future. Sophia Payne’s heartwarming story celebrates Caribbean culture and food and is brought to life by Sandhya Prabhat’s beautiful artwork.

A Caribbean celebration of family and food!
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1536241229 /  9781536241228
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Picture Book Fiction / Hardback
age range:
5 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 8 15/16" x 10 7/16"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 4
Family; Diversity & Multicultural; Cooking & Food;
author’s comments:
Sophia Payne discovered her passion for writing after a long-standing career in technical support. She now writes picture books and steers clear of broken computers! Sophia Payne was born and raised in the UK and is half Guyanese, half British. Her writing reflects her Indo-Caribbean heritage, and she lives by the mantra “be curious, not judgmental.”
illustrator’s comments:
Sandhya Prabhat is an award-winning illustrator and animator. She has illustrated many picture books, including Namaste Is a Greeting by Suma Subramaniam. She has also designed/animated for clients such as Microsoft, Google, Snapchat, and Facebook. Originally from Chennai, India, Sandhya Prabhat lives in California.
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