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Teaches about the magic of Christmas and the joy of cooking with family as a holiday tradition. A recipe for homemade Christmas Cornbread and cinnamon butter is included.
The best part of Christmas is spending time with loved ones and making memories. No one can ruin Christmas, Santa will visit everyone. Families express love through making and eating special recipes.
Positive Role Models
Carla displays her devotion to Christmas and her appreciation for Santa through her act of service and excitement. Granny and Doc express their love through sharing stories and preparing traditional holiday food, as they open their home to loved ones for the special holiday. All the main characters in the story display love and compassion.
The story centers on a Black family who display intergenerational love for one another. The family discusses the importance of appreciating other cultures' customs, like French cuisine.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Carla and the Christmas Cornbread is a sweet picture book about holiday traditions and the magic of Christmas from superstar chef, TV host, and best-selling author Carla Hall. The heartwarming story, set in the past, is inspired by Hall's childhood and centers on young Carla on Christmas Eve. Carla is filled with excitement as her family prepares for Christmas, including cooking Christmas Cornbread for dinner, but plans go awry. Themes in the story include the importance of quality family time during the holidays and believing in the holiday spirit. A cornbread recipe is included.
Is It Any Good?
This delightful picture book by renowened author and chef Carla Hall that emobdies the Christmas spirit. Carla and the Christmas Cornbread is a sweet story that brings feelings of warmth and joy to readers. Illustrator Cherise Harris' images transport readers to the past, with the character's emotions leaping off the page. The book has a fun, interactive element: sharing a recipe for homemade Christmas Cornbread and cinnamon butter.
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