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Tia's Tamales

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Ana Bacas bilingual tale of how two children from different generations learn to make their family recipe for tamales will delight readers of her earlier picture books that combine folklore and traditional cuisine.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 15th 2011 by University of New Mexico Press
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Sarah Rosati
'Tía's Tamales' is a multilingual child's book written in English and translated entirely into Spanish underneath each grouping of text. In this story, a young girl named Luz spends the day with her Abuela and learns not only how to make the family recipe (tamales), but more importantly she learns about what life was like for her Abuela's father Diego during his childhood in years past. Instead of being discouraged by the lack of ingredients in the pantry, Diego and his Tía set out on an adventu ...more
A charming story that encourages children "encontr[ar] una alegría sorprendente en un día común."
Bookaday #23. Bilingual story about a resourceful aunt and her very useful hat. Reminds me a bit of the Tia Lola books. Lots of text, reads smoothly in both languages.
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