April 2010 Indie Next List
“What a cute story of how two friends opinions can change a friendship and a school's view on what people eat. Salma and Lily are wonderful friends, but one little comment changes their view of each other. Through funny mishaps these two friends find that they are truly best friends.”
— Christy Fuenfhausen, River Reader, Guerneville, CA
Lily and Salma are best friends. They like doing all the same things, and they always eat lunch together. Lily eats peanut butter and Salma eats hummus-but what's that between friends? It turns out, a lot. Before they know it, a food fight breaks out. Can Lily and Salma put aside their differences? Or will a sandwich come between them?
The smallest things can pull us apart-until we learn that friendship is far more powerful than difference. In a glorious three-page gatefold at the end of the book, Salma, Lily, and all their classmates come together in the true spirit of tolerance and acceptance.
About the Author
TRICIA TUSA has written and illustrated many wonderful picture books, including In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck; Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou;The Magic Hatby Mem Fox; "The End of the Beginning" by Avi; and her own Follow Me.
Kelly DiPucchio is a New York Times bestselling author of several books for children, including Grace for President and Clink. She lives in a brick-cozy house in southeastern Michigan with her husband and three children, who aren t so little anymore.