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About the Author
Samantha R. Vamos is the author of Alphabet Boats, Alphabet Trains, Alphabet Trucks (illustrated by Ryan O'Rourke), The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred (illustrated by Rafael López) - 2012 Pura Belpré Illustration Honor - its companion book, The Piñata That The Farm Maiden Hung (illustrated by Sebastià Serra), and Before You Were Here, Mi Amor (2009, illustrated by Santiago Cohen). Samantha previously worked as an attorney, practicing in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, IL. Samantha was born in the Midwest, grew up on the east coast, and lived in the Pacific Northwest before moving to the Bay Area with her husband, son, and their rescue puppy, Bowie. Visit Samantha online at www.samanthavamos.com.
Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review: "A wonderful read-aloud, filled with merriment and conviviality."
School Library Journal, STARRED review: "The artistry of this book makes it a must buy for all libraries."
Booklist: "An excellent choice for interactive, multilingual read-alouds"
Scholastic Reading Club Selection
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2012 (NCSS)
Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts 2012 (NCTE)
NY Public Library's 2011 "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing"
Fuse #8 Production's "100 Magnificent Children's Books of 2011" Selection
Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee (2014)
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Nominee (2012-2013)
Read On Wisconsin (2011-2012)
Latin Baby Book Club's "Favorite Books" (2011)