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Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué rico! : Americas' sproutings / haiku by Pat Mora ; pictures by Rafael López.

Mora, Pat, (author.). López, Rafael, 1961- (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library E 811.54 MOR (Text) 33500012761565 Main Available -

Record details

  • 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., [2007]

Content descriptions

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 understand—Chocolate: 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 amazing—and delicious. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Food > Juvenile poetry.
Fruit > America > Juvenile poetry.
Vegetables > America > Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Haiku, American.
Children's poetry, American.
Haiku, American.
American poetry.
Food > Poetry.
Food > Poetry.
Fruit > America > Juvenile poetry.
Fruit > Poetry.
Fruit > America > Poetry.
Vegetables > America > Juvenile poetry.
Vegetables > Poetry.
Vegetables > America > Poetry.
Genre: Haiku.
Children's poetry, American.
Haiku, American.
American poetry.
Picture books for children > Juvenile poetry.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Picture books.

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