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The Bakery Lady/La Senora de La Panaderia

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Surrounded by the sights of her grandparents' bakery Monica yearns to be a baker. Her first real test comes as she and her beloved grandparents prepare for the coming celebration of January sixth, El Dia de los Reyes Magos, the Feast of the Three Kings. When it's up to Monica to plan the celebration, she wonders if she'll be able to host it.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Pinata Books (first published October 2001)
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Maggie
Aug 04, 2015 Maggie rated it really liked it
Latino Literary Hall of Fame, Second Place, Children’s Picture Book Category, 2002

Pat Mora is the highest in bilingual literature. This story in particular follows Monica in her desire to become a baker, and each page is written in both English and Spanish. I'm most likely to use this one to study Spanish on my own! I'd like to use it in an educational setting, but I think it'd be difficult to do in a story time.
Keirabauer
Mar 09, 2016 Keirabauer rated it really liked it
A fun book about a little girl who lives above her grandparents' bakery. When Monica finds the baby in her cake, she must host the next party. She learns that teamwork gets everything done on time.
Ashley Nichols
Nov 06, 2014 Ashley Nichols rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
I love the side by side English and Spanish. All the family relations included are very endearing.
Emilye
Jan 26, 2012 Emilye rated it really liked it
IN this book a young lady lives above a bakery owned by her grandparents. She wants to grow up and be a baker so her gma lets her practice for a party. Everyone ends up helping her out but her lemon bars turn out great. This book has a section written in Spanish and English which I personally thought was neat because it allows Spanish speaking students to be involved and able to read a story aloud! I thought the book was well written and illustrated as well. But I think its most beneficial aspec ...more
Minerva Orduno rincon
Aug 09, 2015 Minerva Orduno rincon rated it it was amazing
Beautiful children's story book on the value of hard work and family.
Lyndsey Hurm
This book is about a little girl who dreams of being a baker because she has grown up in her grandparents bakery. She decides to go after her dream and test out her baking skills. This is an even text and is written in Spanish as well as English. This would be a great book to have in a classroom with Spanish speaking students so that they have something to read in their own language but also can read the English version. The illustrations are really great and I think that it is very well written ...more
Chenoa Brown
Apr 11, 2011 Chenoa Brown rated it it was amazing
Monica is an aspiring baker, just like her grandparents. While celebrating the Three Kings, Monica then gets to make some treats for her family and for the bakery. Great book to depict family and the importance of aspiring to be more than what you are today.
Good read for 2nd grade to 5th grade
Charlie Hersh
Dec 13, 2013 Charlie Hersh rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, spanish
Wonderful and empowering story in both English and basic Spanish that also features elements of living bilingually. Really great for food vocabulary (for Spanish learners) and elements of Mexican culture, such as el Dia de los Reyes.
Jen
Oct 23, 2012 Jen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pb, bilingual, espa-ol
This has even text in Spanish and English. Lovely story, lovely characters. Mentions Three Kings Celebration. Shows little girl empowerment.
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