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Too Many Tamales (英語) ハードカバー – 1993/9/15
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Christmas Eve started out so perfectly for Maria. Snow had fallen and the streets glittered. Maria's favorite cousins were coming over and she got to help make the tamales for Christmas dinner. It was almost too good to be true when her mother left the kitchen for a moment and Maria got to try on her beautiful diamond ring . . .
This is the story of a treasure thought to be lost in a batch of tamales; of a desperate adn funny attempt by Maria and her cousins to eat their way out of trouble; and the warm way a family pulls together to make it a perfect Christmas after all.
"A very funny story, full of delicious surprises . . . a joyful success." --Booklist, starred review
"A warm family story that combines glowing art with a well-written text to tell of a girl's dilemma." --School Library Journal, starred review
"A mini-drama rendered so acutely that anyone who has lost something special will respond." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Story is set expertly in Christmas / winter environment. Drawings of characters make them accessible to impressionable 6 to 9 year olds. Both setting and main character's initial behaviors provide plausible, comprehensible justification for the main character's subsequent behavior. Author is wonderfully descriptive. Your children will SEE the precious ring rising and dipping back into the tamale dough, mirroring the blinking holiday lights spectacle that opens the book.
Subsequent events are all ones that your child can identify with as probable under the anxious circumstances that ensue when main character carries the mother-imitation too far.
A grabber for children of all ages, colors, faiths. Nice job Mr. Soto!
PS: when ordering the spanish version, check all product descriptions carefully to avoid getting the english version, and vice-ah versa