Celebrate a classic Bangladeshi dish

Posted on Friday, November 10, 2023
Category: Video/Vlog

Author Jumana Rahman tells ReadingZone how playing with her young nephew inspired her new board book for babies and toddlers, Bhorta Bhorta Baby.

Celebrate a classic Bangladeshi dish with young children through this lively rhyming story, written by Jumana Rahman and illustrated by Maryam Huq, in which we follow the steps for making bhorta.   Bhorta Bhorta Baby (Bok Bok Books) is a playful story, ideal for sharing with very young children.

Author and mum Jumana tells us more about her inspiration for this story, and shares part of the story with us in her video.  Find out more about the importance of sharing and celebrating unique cultural moments like this with children in Jumana Rahman's Q&A for ReadingZone.

Bhorta Bhorta Baby:  A toddler is enthralled by the process of making aloo bhorta, a quintessential Bengali dish made of spicy mash potato. There's plenty of chopping, stirring, mixing and mashing going on. Join in for the best ever mashy, squishy potato party.