The Sandwich Swap
Hyperion Book CH, Apr 20, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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.
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The main characters of this book are Lily and Salma, best friends. Like most best friends, they like doing similar things, but one day their differences get between them. The theme of the story is shown through the resolution that friendship is more powerful than differences and we should accept each other for those differences.
What a wonderful story! The author so cleverly describes a situation of two little girls learning how to enjoy new things. Two little girls decide the other's sandwich looks disgusting-they jumped to conclusions. In the end, the girls decide to taste their friends sandwich and they both loved it!
The author's note in the back beautifully describes how important it is for us to not quickly judge something we may think is different. We need to embrace people (and things) around us!