Bibliographic Information: Monk, I. (2001). Family. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books.

Annotation: In this book, the whole family gets together for a special dinner. Each family member brings a special recipe to share with everyone. This year, Hope brings peppermint pickles for dessert.

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Grade Level: 2-4

Readers who will like this book: Children learning about traditions; Children learning about family.

Response/Rating(1-4): 4; This book has a wonderful message of love and acceptance.

Text Dependent Question: What was Hope’s surprise?