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

By Wild Rose Reader

Yum! MmMm! Que Rico! was one of my favorite children’s poetry books of 2007. I think it’s a terrific combination of haiku about edible plants native to the Americas, factual information about these foods, and vibrant artwork. . . . Mora’s haiku are refreshing and innovative. They are good examples of how a writer can respond in an imaginative way to different foods and to an experience as common as eating. . . . One thing that sets this book apart from most collections of haiku poetry is Mora’s inclusion of factual information about “Americas’ sproutings.” . . . this book [is] a true celebration of edible plants native to the Americas. The textured, stylistic paintings are full of joy and humor. . . . there is plenty to excite the eyes and the literary palates of readers in Yum! Mmmm! Que Rico!. Yum! Mmmm! It’s a delicious melange of tasty haiku, savory facts, and luscious illustrations.