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The Sandwich Swap

The Sandwich Swap

by Kelly DiPucchio, Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Illustrated by Tricia Tusa

Celebrate Difference and Understanding!

This snappy story shows how something small can set off big problems, and also create bridges between people!

• Soft and lively watercolor illustrations
• Includes a letter from Queen Rania

Salma and Lily are best friends who like jumping rope, drawing pictures, and playing on the swings together. They also eat lunch together every day, but Salma always eats hummus and Lily eats peanut butter and jelly. One day, Lily tells Salma her sandwich looks yucky, and before they know it, the girls have started a school-wide food fight. Feeling ashamed, Salma and Lily try each other's sandwiches, and find them delicious! Then, they help organize a picnic so everyone at school can try each other's food and learn about each other's culture.

4, 5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 2
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages

About the Authors and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Kelly DiPucchio Kelly DiPucchio is the author of several picture books, including Sipping Spiders Through a Straw, Grace for President, Liberty's Journey, and Dinosnores
Queen Rania Al-Abdullah
Tricia Tusa

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