Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué rico! : Americas' sproutings / haiku by Pat Mora ; pictures by Rafael López.
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|Moorhead Public Library||E 811.54 MOR (Text)||33500012761565||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781584302711
- ISBN: 1584302712
- ISBN: 9781600608926
- ISBN: 1600608922
- Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books Inc., 
- Copyright: ©2007
|General Note:|| MN American Indian literature.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (title page verso).
|Summary, etc.:|| "From blueberries to vanilla, indigenous foods of the Americas are celebrated in this collection of haiku, which also includes information about each food's origins"--Provided by publisher.
|Awards Note:|| American Library Association Notables (2008); Booklist Starred Review (2007).
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2007 December #1
*Starred Review* 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 flair. The poems capture the flavor of the item in a way children can easily understandâChocolate: Fudge, cake, pie, cookies. / Brown magic melts on your tongue. / Happy, your eyes dance; Pineapple: A stiff, spiky hat / on thick prickly skin, inside / hide syrupy rings. The print of the text in the sidebars is too small, but otherwise this will provide lots and lots of lip-smacking fun that teachers can use to supplement social studies and language arts units; they can also share one poem at a time, between other subjects. An author's note, which addresses lingering scientific debate about the geographical origins of some of the featured foods, also includes a warm celebration of diversity: We do know that all these plants were grown and enjoyed . . . long before Christopher Columbus or any other Europeans had ever tasted such wonderful foods. The world's variety is amazingâand delicious. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.
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