My Mom Loves Me More Than Sushi


My Mom Loves Me More Than Sushi by Filomena Gomes
Rating:  4 out of 5 stars

This picture book is a great way to  introduce children (and adults!) to different foods from around the world.  The little girl who narrates the story tells the reader that her mom loves her more than ____ (a different food around the world).  Each food named (sushi, biscotti, samosas, etc.) has an illustration of what the food looks like and a little, white flag with the name of the country it comes from.  For the most part, the foods are described well enough for the reader to get an idea of what the food is.  A map in the beginning and end of the book illustrates where each of the foods mentioned in the book comes from.  I see this book as being a great starting off point in cooking and trying new foods.  “Remember the biscotti from Italy that the girl and her mom ate?  Why don’t we try some?!”  There were foods mentioned in the book that I was unfamiliar with like canja and megadarra.  This book is illustrated, but could me more interesting and educational if actual photographs of the food were shown as well as flags of the different countries.

*We borrowed this book from the library.



  1. This sounds really interesting. We have introduced our daughter to many different types of food since she was very young. One of her faves is Thai Yellow Chicken Curry!

  2. Wow, a great idea to introduce variety of foods to kids. (And the title is unique, that it caught my attention first here.). Even the food names, you mentioned are new to me also. So the book would work for me also.

  3. What a great idea for a book and a great way to introduce food from different cultures to children. I’d love to see this book in our school’s library. Thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  4. This does sound fun. And from the cover the illustrations look fun too – maybe photos in end notes would have been a good compromise?

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