Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué Rico! Americas' Sproutings

By Center for Children's Books

(Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books) Mora works the vivid [food] imagery in lyrics that are pretty lip-smacking in their own sonorous right (the tomato ‘squirts seedy, juicy splatter’), making them tasty candidates for reading aloud. The intensity of López’s acrylic illustration . . . result[s] in a pleasing culinary vision. While curriculum connections are plentiful, some kids will just enjoy nibbling their way through the collection, snack in hand to quell the inevitable pangs of appetite.