Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji by F. Zia

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Overflowing with family, food, and a tall stack of fun, Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji is sure to warm the heart and tickle the tummy. A fun way for children to learn about the cultural traditions and foods of India to be enjoyed by the whole family.

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F. ZIA is a writer and an elementary school teacher who grew up in Hyderabad, India. Her stories blend humor and tradition, memories and contemporary moments. Zia, who believes writing like roti making requires persistence and practice, wrote this story as a gift to her grandchildren. Zia lives in eastern Massachusetts with her husband. This is her first picture book. KEN MIN is an illustrator and animation storyboard artist. As a boy in Los Angeles, Min dreamed of becoming a dinosaur doctor. After realizing that dinosaurs were extinct, he decided to pursue his love of art. Min still lives in California and enjoys drawing the animals at the San Diego Zoo. His Web site is, and this is the first picture book he has illustrated.
Published April 1, 2011 by Lee & Low Books. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Since no one else in the extended family seems willing to make it—though they do gather around to watch—into the kitchen goes Aneel to mix the ingredients, knead and roll the dough, then (with help from Dadi-ma, his grandmother) to fry and dish up a “high, high stack” of “[h]ot, hot roti for Dad...

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