Yum! MmMm! Qué rico! America's Sproutings by Pat Mora and illustrated by Rafael Lopez. This bright and delightful book has so many wonderful things going for it. As a former anthropologist, I love the theme, celebrating the indigenous plants and foods of the Americas. The bright color palate and style also works really well to set off the haiku and the informative text boxes for each two-page spread.
Marsh-floating hard bead
simmers then POPS! in hot pot.
I look forward to sharing this book with my students in conjunction with our study of Latin America at the end of the year. I think it will inspire some interesting discussions as they try to imagine what life was like before the rest of the world was introduced to all these foods we find so common today.
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