Tiis In each story Italian heritage siblings Emilia and Alfie Bertolizzi enjoy a cooking adventure with their great aunt Zia that transports them on a travel adventure to another geographical location where they experience the local culture and foods In this edition recipe adventurers Emilia and Alfie are having difficulty getting along without suabbling as siblings often do Their parents have left them in Aunt Zia s care for the weekend and Aunt Zia skillfully directs Emilia and Alfie to help her bake banana bread As soon as the bread has been served with fresh butter and warm from the oven Alfie and Emilia find themselves
MAGICALLY TRANSPORTED TO MAUI WHERE THEY EXPERIENCE THE SIGHTS transported to Maui where they experience the sights sounds of that island paradise There are surf lessons hula lessons preparing food for a traditional luau avoiding the resort manager and new friends At the end Emilia and Alfie have discovered that each of them is important to the other and they realize that working together is much better than working at odds against each otherI enjoyed the details about food preparation and recipes as well as the descriptions of the local scene in Maui The story is well written perhaps a little predictable but interesting nonethelessCan t wait for my children ages 9 and 11 to enjoy all of the books in the series I think the lesson in that book is to always travel and do what you want and be independent Emilia and Alfie really showed that they
were independent by going to Hawaii by themselves and meeting friends and being ok without their parents hel. independent by going to Hawaii by themselves and meeting friends and being ok without their parents hel. Zia's secret ingredient takes Alfie and Emilia to an island famous for its surfing luaus and delicious food Maui There they dive headfirst into Hawaiian Culture And Discover The and discover the sights sounds and tastes of the Pacific Island.
summary ¼ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Giada De LaurentiisThe details about different cities and the cuisine there make these a lot of fun SummaryOpinionAlfie and Emilia thanks to their great aunt Zia are embarking on another magical adventure to a beautiful and fascinating place In this book that place is Hawaii Alfie and Emilia meet new friends in this tropical state and even get to help create a special luau for the mayor They learn to surf and hula dance and most importantly to get along with each other The food is the biggest focal point in this book and the descriptions are well done as they should be I did have some pretty big issues with some moral things in this book including honesty And Stealing And I Will Address Those stealing and
will address those the concerns section Aside from those concerns this is cute book with fun pictures and great details about food and culture However because of the moral dilemmas I do not feel I can recommend this book Again please see below in the concerns sections for details on the issues I have with this bookConcernsThe only reason I didn t give this book only one star is because of the positive things written above and because aside from theseI will address those the concerns section Aside from those concerns this is
issues the book was basically good Throughout this book there were several moral type dilemmas I had with thethe book was basically good Throughout this book there were several moral type dilemmas I had with the and the actions of the main characters When the two kids get to Hawaii they are alone without adult supervision which I really don t have a problem with The issue that came from this was that they are then extremely dishonest throughout their entire time at the resort to multiple people about who they When Zia Donatella comes to live with the Bertolizzi family little do Alfie and his older sister Emilia know what’s in store for them Zia Donatella is determined to show them how a home cooked meal is better than even the best ta. ,
Re with or about the whereabouts of their parents When asked where Their Parents Are The parents are the reply that their parents are still up in the hotel room or aren t feeling well and couldn t make it to wherever the kids are and other answers similar to that Almost upon arriving the kids grab a key card that they see a maid drop and instead of being honest and telling her that she is missing it they keep it and use it to dishonestly use a hotel suite that they hear will be vacant for a while On occasion they also sneak into buffet lines with other families that they don t know so that they
can get foodget food they steal and go eat in secret hiding in different places in the hotel lobby and hiding from people that become suspicious of their story about their parents I was really disappointed in this book because of this and while I was excited to read the other books in the series when I first saw this book I now have no desire to read them because I assume there is this same trend of stealing and lying I do not feel like a book that condones thievery and dishonesty and does not show any conseuences to these negative choices should be read by
Our Students They Needstudents They need read things that encourage them toward good choices that show integrity These are my feelings regarding this book and are why I will not be keeping it for my library collection or purchasing any other books in this series Hawaii is a book in the Recipe for Adventure series for middle graders that explores cooking and foods written by celebrity chef Giada De Lauren. Keout pizza And when Zia’s plan actually transports Alfie and Emilia to famous food cities around the world they learn firsthand how food can not only take you places but also bring you back home In the sixth book in the series.