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Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
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When I first received the book the first thing I noticed was the expression on the childrens faces. One that I thought would be a priceless family photo if I owned it. I read the book to both my baby girl and my husband. The first thing I noticed looking at the illustrations was how dark they were. As I read on, those illustrations turned from being dark to warm to me. It reminded me of what it is like on a cold winters night with Christmas lights and maybe a warm fire lit near by. You don't have lots of lights on this time of year, it would distract from the tree. I also loved the story. It was cleverly written. I could see this possibly happening to my little girl or I could have done it myself when I was a child. I love jewelry! The faces in the illustrations of this book are very expressive. I found myself right there as a guest at Christmas time. When I was done reading the book, I looked up and my husband said "That was cute". It is a great story one I believe you would enjoy.(
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Ronyell Great review Crystal!!!


Crystal Marcos Ronyell wrote: "Great review Crystal!!!"

Thanks you, Ronyell!


Lisa Vegan Crystal, So spot on re the expressiveness shown on the faces!


Ronyell You're welcome!!


message 5: by Lisa (last edited Sep 03, 2014 12:40PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lisa Vegan https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3...

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Sheila wrote: "Giveing Thanks An Praises Too Chicago Family in Illinois Family of Chicago City,Who Frist Love Me,Also To U"

I'm confused. What does this have to do with this book/author/illustrator??? It's been a while since I've read the book.


Crystal Marcos Lisa wrote: "I'm confused. What does this have to do with this book/author/illustrator??? It's been a while since I've read the book."

It has been awhile for me too. I am failing to see the connection as well.


Lisa Vegan Probably flag worthy as spam.


Crystal Marcos Lisa wrote: "Probably flag worthy as spam."

I agree.


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