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Guacamole

Un Poema Para Cocinar/A Cooking Poem

by Jorge Argueta & Elisa Amado, illustrated by Margarita Sada

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cooking & food, hispanic & latino, mexico
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list price: $18.95
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published: April 2012
ISBN:9781554981335
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Following on the success of Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup and Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding is Jorge Argueta’s third book in our bilingual cooking poem series — Guacamole — with very cute, imaginative illustrations by Margarita Sada.

Guacamole originated in Mexico with the Aztecs and has long been popular in North America, especially in recent years due to the many health benefits of avocados. This version of the recipe is easy to make, calling for just avocados, limes, cilantro and salt. A little girl dons her apron, singing and dancing around the kitchen as she shows us what to do. Poet Jorge Argueta sees beauty, magic and fun in everything around him — avocados are like green precious stones, salt falls like rain, cilantro looks like a little tree and the spoon that scoops the avocado from its skin is like a tractor.

As in the previous cooking poems, Guacamole conveys the pleasure of making something delicious and healthy to eat for people you really love. A great book for families to enjoy together.

About the Authors

Jorge Argueta is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young children. He has won the International Latino Book Award, the Américas Book Award, the NAPPA Gold Award and the Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction for Juveniles. His books have also been named to the Américas Award Commended List, the USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List, Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices. Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds, illustrated by Alfonso Ruano, won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, was a Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature honor book and an ALA Notable book, and received many other honors. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge Argueta has returned to El Salvador and built a library in his backyard in San Salvador so that children can learn to love books.

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ELISA AMADO was born in Guatemala and now lives in Toronto. Amado’s other children’s books include What Are You Doing? and Why Are You Doing That?

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Margarita Sada is a well-known Mexican artist who has illustrated picture books, nonfiction books, and fairy tales, including the award-winning Venir del Mar by Jose Alberto Caban and Oloyou by Teresa Cardenas.

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Contributor Notes

Jorge Argueta is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young children. He has won the International Latino Book Award, the Américas Book Award, the NAPPA Gold Award and the Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction for Juveniles. His books have also been named to the Américas Award Commended List, the USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List, Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his life in rural El Salvador. He now lives in San Francisco, California.

Margarita Sada is a well-known Mexican artist who has illustrated other stories that derive from Yoruba mythology, such as the award-winning Venir del Mar by Jose Alberto Caban. Many of her books have been selected for Mexico's SEP Libros del Rincon program, which provides books to school children throughout the country. She lives in Mexico City.

Elisa Amado is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. Her books have been on the Américas Award Commended List and on USBBY’s Outstanding International Books List. She lives in Toronto.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Reading age:
4 to 7
Editorial Reviews

"Argueta’s poetic imagination transforms big, beautiful avocados into “green precious stones,” cilantro into “little trees,” the mixing spoon into a tractor scoop.."

— Jama's Alphabet Soup

"A bilingual treat."

— Kirkus Book Reviews

I love the way this book shows cooking as something we can do with our family, and also something we can do for our family, and regardless, is connected to togetherness.

— Pickle Me This Blog

"This fanciful, imaginative narrative is as much poetry as it is a recipe."

— SLJ

"This vibrant and lively poem is perfect for encouraging children to engage with cooking and food preparation..."

— CM Magazine

The illustrations are delightful, making each ingredient special and memorable.

— Junior Library at SLJ

Groundwood Books (Libros Tigrillo) never fails to deliver beautiful stories filled with culture and warmth

— Latin Baby Book Club

Sada’s digitally enhanced oil paintings create bold contrasts with their festive colors—readers will practically be able to taste the “sour river of lime”

— Publishers Weekly

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