Goodman’s approach will appeal to youngsters just getting their first dose of Asian culture.
-School Library Journal
Five-year-old Eliza spends a year in a remote Malaysian village. By learning about her life there, readers learn that children everywhere do similar things, but often in delightfully different ways.
Durian is a fruit that grows in Malaysia. People love it or hate it. The inside is supposed to be delicious; many people say it tastes like creamy vanilla pudding. But its smell is pretty stinky. Some people compare it to smelly socks, dead animals, and, believe it or not, even worse things! Would you want to give it a try?