4.26.2010

The Sandwich and The Queen!

Queen Rania of Jordon has taken a page from her own life experience and written a sweet story about it in her new children's book entitled"The Sandwich Swap".

Queen Rania's story is based on an incident that took place at the international school she attended as a child. At lunch one day an American school mate sat down next to her, opened her lunch box and took out a sandwich oozing with gooey, brown and purply substances. Upon seeing it, the Queen curled up her lip and went back to eating her own lunch, a pita pocket full of hummus.

Before long, the girls swapped sandwiches and became fast friends. The Queen fell in love with peanut butter and jelly, and her American mate couldn't get enough of the savory hummus.

Once again, our world shows us how a wholesome little sandwich can be a metaphor for life, and in this case a lesson in diversity.

The Sandwich Swap is a lovely new tale that introduces children about bridging the gap between cultures, ideas and sandwiches!

Naturally, I love this story!!!
Lily and Salma are best friends. They play together and stick together through thick and thin. But who would have ever thought that ordinary peanut butter or plain old hummus could come between them? Lily and Salma don’t quite understand each other’s tastes, but does that mean they can't be friends?

11 comments:

  1. You know a simple story about swapping sandwiches can say so much! I love this blog post. Proof that simple is still best. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Can't believe you were on Letterman's top 10...hee hee! Cute book, I'll have to check it out. And...I got a sandwich for you over on my blog. Well, its Pita Bread...but there is potential for a sandwich there!

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  3. First of all, thank you for stopping by my blog. Second...holy cow, I love your blog! A whole blog devoted to the sandwich?! Very cool. I wish that I'd discovered it sooner. We eat a lot of sandwiches in this house.

    I bet my daughters would love this sandwich book. I'll have to see if I can find it at our library or Borders.

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  4. Good Post Sam....isn't it amazing that no matter what your background or status...the sandwich truely is everyman's meal!

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  5. I do not want to live in a world where PB&J cannot get along with hummus and pita.

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  6. This sounds like a very warm-hearted story. The amazing power of a sandwich! Great post!

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  7. i love your late night button so funny and all the bread and sandwich buttons are awesome, I am going to look for the children's book about sandwich swapping, although, all the peanut allergy and gluten free diets they are not allowed to swap as easily but I like it, I found your blog from holly at 504 main, and I wanted to say hi

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  8. I have a PB & Strawberry Jam on WW bread every day at work (with a cup of tea) for breakkie while I am checking my emails. It's a great way to start my day. Yummy!
    Lois

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  9. hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day! http://kantahanan.blogspot.com/

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  10. This book sounds darling! I'll have to look for it. Thanks for the info and Happy Monday to you!

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