Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué Rico! Americas' Sproutings
By Pat Mora
Illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Six Pack: $65.70
Smear nutty butter,
then jelly. Gooey party,
my sandwich and me.
Peanuts, blueberries, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, and more — here is a luscious collection of haiku celebrating foods native to the Americas. Brimming with imagination and fun, these poems capture the tasty essence of foods that have delighted, united, and enriched our lives for centuries. Exuberant illustrations bring to life the delicious spirit of the haiku, making Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué rico! an eye-popping, mouth-watering treat. Open it and dig in!
Activity: Make Your Own Ice Cream
Watch Pat Mora's interview with Reading Rockets
Read author Pat Mora’s letter to teachers about inspiring students with poetry in the Lee & Low Poetry Resource Guide for Teachers.
About the Creators
is the author of numerous award-winning children’s books. She is also the founder of the family literacy initiative El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Mora and her husband live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit her online at www.patmora.com.
Photo: Cheron Bayna
grew up in Mexico City, and his art is strongly influenced by the work of Mexican muralists. He has created many large murals for public spaces, including the Urban Art Trail Project in downtown San Diego. López's first book, My Name is Celia, won an Américas Award and a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor. He lives in San Diego, California, with his wife and their son. To find out more about Rafael Lopez, visit rafaellopez.com
About This Title
Six Pack: 9781600608971
Texas Bluebonnet Masterlist
Texas Library Association (TLA)
Américas Book Award
Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs
Best of the Best Books
Chicago Public Library
Notable Children's Book
American Library Association (ALA)
Books for the Holidays
Boise Public Library
Interest Level:Grades K - 6
Reading Level:Grades 3 - 4
Nature/Science, Nonfiction, United States History, Poetry, Native American Interest, Multiethnic interest, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Food, Farming, Environment/Nature, Cultural Diversity, African/African American Interest, Exploring Ecosystems, Human Impact On Environment/Environmental Sustainability , Informational Text, Geography
Part of These Collections
Poetry Middle School, Fluent Dual Language , Fluent English, Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades 3-6, English Guided Reading Level P, Diverse Background English Collection Grades 3-6, Latin American English Collection Grades 3-6, Poetry Grades 3-6, Nonfiction Grades 3-6, Earth Day Poetry Collection , Bestsellers and Favorites Collection, Bilingual English/Spanish and Dual Language Books , Thanksgiving and Gratitude Collection, Food and Cooking Collection, High-Low Books for Preteens (Grades 4-6), Lee & Low Poetry Collection, Informational Nonfiction Grades 3-6, Listening Library, Pat Mora Collection , Appendix B Diverse Collection Middle School, Native American English Collection Grades PreK-2, Native American English Collection Grades 3-6, Dual Language Collection English and Spanish, Dual Language Levels N-Z Collection, Pedro Noguera Diverse Collection Grades 3-5