Empanadas for Everyone

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Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.84 X 11.23 X 0.41 inches | 0.96 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781665914581

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About the Author
Jackie Azúa Kramer studied acting and voice at New York University and earned her MA at Queens College for counseling in education. Jackie has worked as an actor, singer, and school counselor. Her work with children presented her with an opportunity to address their concerns, secrets, and hopes through storytelling. Now she spends her time writing children's picture books. Jackie's books include the award-winning The Green Umbrella (a Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year), If You Want to Fall Asleep, The Boy and the Gorilla, and Empanadas for Everyone. Jackie lives with her family in Long Island, New York. When not writing, you'll find Jackie reading, watching old movies, and travelling to her family's roots in Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and Spain. Lenny Wen is an author and illustrator who was born in Indonesia. She is the illustrator of several picture books, such as Cal Everett's Halloween Is Coming!, Amy Robach and Andrew Shue's Better Together!, Jackie Azúa Kramer's Empanadas for Everyone, and Jane Park's Outside Mom, Inside Mom. Lenny currently lives in Austria. When she is not illustrating or writing, you might find her staring at the trees, contemplating story ideas, reading books, filling up her cup with coffee, or hugging her dog.
Reviews
"An ode to diverse communities, Kramer and Wen's joint effort exudes compassion and generosity. Kramer overstuffs the narrative with lovely turns of phrases...full of warm colors like soft yellows and oranges, the artwork complements Carina's adventure...a yum for the tum and heart."--Kirkus Reviews
"The importance of community and what unites its members shine through on every page. Friendly storefronts line the blocks. The music of the stories being told on the sidewalks mesh with car horns, kids' laughter, and the made-up song that Carina and Tia Mimi dance along to while they cook: "¡Me gusta empanadas! ¡Me gustas tu!" Wen's pleasant digital illustrations are done in warm browns and yellows, and the soft lines add to the cozy setting...[a] wordless spread featuring Carina and her new friends marching to the Meal Center with yummy snacks at hand, a display table, and a recipe for Puerto Rican empanadas will have readers' mouths watering at the book's close."--School Library Journal