Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué Rico! Americas' Sproutings [pb]
Written by Pat Mora & illustrated by Rafael López
A collection of haiku focusing on fourteen foods native to the Americas, celebrating the fun of the foods as well as their origins.
Smear nutty butter,
then jelly. Gooey party,
my sandwich and me.
Peanuts, blueberries, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, and more- here is a luscious collection of haiku celebrating foods native to the Americas. Brimming with imagination and fun, these poems capture the tasty essence of foods that have delighted, united, and enriched our lives for centuries. Exuberant illustrations bring to life the delicious spirit of the haiku, making Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué rico! an eye-popping, mouth-watering treat. Open it and dig in! 32 pages
"This inventive stew of food haiku celebrates the indigenous foods of the Americas. Each of the 13 poems appears on a gloriously colorful double-page spread, accompanied by a sidebar that presents information about the origin of the food. From blueberries to prickly pears to corn, the acrylic-on-wood-panel illustrations burst with vivid colors and stylized Mexican flare." -Booklist, Starred Review (Grades 1-4)
October 1, 2007
AR Level=5.3; Lexile Level=970 AD - Adult-Directed Text