Guacamole: Un Poema Para Cocinar / A Cooking Poem

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$10.99  $10.22
Groundwood Books
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7.0 X 10.2 X 0.3 inches | 0.25 pounds

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About the Author

Jorge Argueta is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young children. He has won the International Latino Book Award, the Américas Book Award, the NAPPA Gold Award and the Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction for Juveniles. His books have also been named to the Américas Award Commended List, the USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List, Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books and the Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his life in rural El Salvador. He now lives in Daly City, California.

Margarita Sada is a well-known Mexican artist who has illustrated other stories that derive from Yoruba mythology, such as the award-winning Venir del Mar by Jose Alberto Caban. Many of her books have been selected for Mexico's SEP Libros del Rincon program, which provides books to school children throughout the country. She lives in Mexico City.


A bilingual treat.-- "Kirkus Book Reviews"
Sada's digitally enhanced oil paintings create bold contrasts with their festive colors--readers will practically be able to taste the 'sour river of lime'.-- "Publishers Weekly"
The illustrations are delightful, making each ingredient special and memorable.-- "Junior Library at SLJ"
This vibrant and lively poem is perfect for encouraging children to engage with cooking and food preparation...-- "CM Magazine"
Groundwood Books (Libros Tigrillo) never fails to deliver beautiful stories filled with culture and warmth.-- "Latin Baby Book Club"
Argueta's poetic imagination transforms big, beautiful avocados into 'green precious stones, ' cilantro into 'little trees, ' the mixing spoon into a tractor scoop...-- "Jama's Alphabet Soup"
I love the way this book shows cooking as something we can do with our family, and also something we can do for our family, and regardless, is connected to togetherness.-- "Pickle Me This Blog"
This fanciful, imaginative narrative is as much poetry as it is a recipe.-- "SLJ"