Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred
Author: Samantha R. Vamos
Illustrator: Rafael Lopez
Publication Year: 2011
Location: Knox County Public Library- Lawson McGhee
Awards: Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor, ALA Notable, NCTE Notable, Kirkus starred review
Summary: A young girl on a farm begins to cook with the help of some animal friends. In each phrase of this cumulative story, an English word is replaced with correct Spanish translation. The animals and ingredients are all named and a great party comes along as when the recipe is complete! All return to celebrate their common accomplishment! The graphic illustrations fill the pages with vibrant desert-like colors that perfectly compliment the text.
Classroom Ideas: With the huge influx of ESL students in our public schools, this book would be perfectly placed in our younger grades. I know many of our K classes cook and this recipe would be perfect to share.
Extras: recipe for Arroz con leche (rice pudding), glossary