Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué Rico!

By Pat Mora
Illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Smear nutty butter,
then jelly. Gooey party,
my sandwich and me.

*Reading level: Ages 4-8
* Hardcover: 32 pages
* Publisher: Lee & Low Books
* ISBN-10: 1584302712
* ISBN-13: 978-1584302711

From the publisher:

From acclaimed Latina poet and author Pat Mora comes a delightful collection of haiku focused on some of the most familiar (and a few unfamiliar) foods that are native to the Americas. Blueberries, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, and more, these poems capture the enduring appeal of foods that have been part of the diverse cuisines of the Americas for centuries. Each haiku is accompanied by information about the food’s origins, and some fun facts about its history and current uses. With joyous illustrations that practically jump off the page, artist Rafael López captures the essence of each haiku and brings these delicious poems to life.

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