“It seems as if everyone in the kitchen has an important job to do — everyone except for Little Calabash. Even though he’s little, he wants to be a big help, too!” As Keokis’ mother begins preparing for his birthday, she uses everyone else in the kitchen except Little Calabash. “Just because I’m small, doesn’t mean I’m not special, does it? “Stop whining” says the Goblet! “Chill out”, says the refrigerator! With little support from the rest of the kitchen, will Little Calabash get the chance to show how important he can be too? This book will teach you that everyone is special no matter what your size is, and that good things will come if you continue to believe in yourself.
In Hawai`i the word “Calabash” refers to a large serving bowl, made from the calabash gourd, which is used on a buffet table or in the middle of the dining table. You may have heard of the terms “calabash cousin” or “calabash family”, this has been led from the use of Calabash in Hawai`i indicating an extended family grown up around shared meals and close friendship.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Margo Sorenson, author of more than 30 books, was born in Washington DC, and spent the first 7 years of her life in Spain and Italy, living where there were few children her age, so books became her friends. Margo is a full-time writer, writing primarily for young people of all ages, toddlers through high schoolers. Margo enjoys writing for young readers since she believes they are ready for new ideas and experiences, and they really enjoy “living” the lives of the characters in books.