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


“[Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué Rico!] strikes the right combination of flavor and substance . . . Rafael López’s smiley boy flying on the wings of a bird, scattering blueberries in the air, is one of the unforgettable images that enhances the book’s text – his scrumptious mural-like paintings holding meanings beyond the words themselves. Kids will no doubt relish learning the colorful rhyme and reason of native fruits and vegetables, and the contrast between the briefness of the poems and the “nutritional value” of the subject matter will be appreciated by adults using it in connection to curriculum. A mouth-watering treat of a book that will satisfy and inform.