The Sandwich Swap


By Kelly DiPucchio

Illustrated by Tricia Tusa

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“This engaging title reminds children that having the courage to try new things can result in positive experiences.” —Booklist
“Amplifies…themes of acceptance and sharing.” —Publishers Weekly
“Humor leavens Al Abdullah’s timely…message about cultural sensitivity.” —Horn Book
From Her Majesty Queen Raina Al Abdullah of Jordan and award-winning children’s book author Kelly DiPucchio comes an inspiring story about celebrating similarities across cultures.

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?

This hopeful story highlights the positive impact of sharing our experiences with each other and valuing what makes us different. 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.


  • “This engaging title reminds children that having the courage to try new things can result in positive experiences.”
    School Library Journal
  • “The Queen of Jordan is the co-author of this lively picture book based on her nursery-school experiences that taught her to be open to what seems foreign or strange.”

On Sale
Apr 20, 2010
Page Count
32 pages

Kelly DiPucchio

About the Author

Kelly DiPucchio has written several children's picture books including the New York Times bestsellers The Sandwich Swap and Grace for President as well as Grace Goes to Washington, Gaston, and Oona. Kelly lives in southern Michigan with her husband and three children.

LeUyen Pham is a New York Times bestselling illustrator who has created over one hundred books for children, including the Itty-Bitty-Kitty-Corn series with Shannon Hale, Freckleface Strawberry with Julianne Moore, and Caldecott Honor book Bear Came Along with Richard T. Morris as well as her own Big Sister, Little Sister and Outside, Inside. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two sons.

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