WINNER: Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor Book 2012
“A wonderful read-aloud, filled with merriment and conviviality” — Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review
“The artistry of this book makes it a must buy for all libraries" — School Library Journal, STARRED review
This is the story of how the farm maiden and all the farm animals worked together to make the rice pudding that they serve at the fiesta. With the familiarity of "The House That Jack Built," this story bubbles and builds just like the ingredients of the arroz con leche that everyone enjoys. Cleverly incorporating Spanish words, adding a new one in place of the English word from the previous page, this book makes learning the language easy and fun.
Rafael Lopez covers each page with vibrant, exuberant color, celebrating tradition and community.
Back matter includes a glossary of Spanish words and a recipe for arroz con leche—perfect for everyone to make together and enjoy at story time.
· Scholastic Reading Club Selection
· Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2012 (NCSS)
· Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts 2012 (NCTE)
· NYPL’s list of “100 Titles for Reading and Sharing” in 2011
|Product dimensions:||9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Samantha R. Vamos is the author of Alphabet Boats, Alphabet Trains, Alphabet Trucks (illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke), The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred (illustrated by Rafael López) – 2012 Pura Belpré Illustration Honor – its companion book, The Piñata That The Farm Maiden Hung (illustrated by Sebastià Serra), and Before You Were Here, Mi Amor (2009, illustrated by Santiago Cohen). Samantha previously worked as an attorney, practicing in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, IL. Samantha was born in the Midwest, grew up on the east coast, and lived in the Pacific Northwest before moving to the Bay Area with her husband, son, and their rescue puppy, Bowie. Visit Samantha online at www.samanthavamos.com.
For many years Ryan O'Rourke's illustrations have appeared in galleries, newspapers, and magazines, including a weekly illustration for the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. One Big Rain marks Ryan's foray into children's picture books. He makes his home in Connecticut.
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This is the pot that the farm maiden stirred.
Excerpted from "The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred"
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The illustration in this tale makes you feel happy and excited as you read the tale of a maiden making rice pudding with the help of her community. The colors used to create the artwork remind me of a bright and colorful Mexican fiesta and you cannot help by love the story line of the book. I did have trouble trying to read the Spanish words in the tale but bright illustrations compelled me to finish and work through my difficulties. The artwork is simple line drawing created in the classical sense to look realistic and traditional Mexican looking artwork.
4Q: the bright illustrations and Spanish language integration are nicely done.4P: the familiar cumulative tale format and bright illustrations make this one that will be well-read.
Lopez¿s art is just almost the same for this as in Book Fiesta. The art is colorful and has a Latin American style to it. The art builds on itself the same as the text does, so it helps the story flow. With the color and style, I can see this style catching a child¿s eyes and keeping his or her attention to the story.
The farm maiden stirs up a big pot of arroz con leche with the help of the cabra and the vaca and the pato and the burro in this new version of the old classic, The House that Jack Built. Illustrated with brilliant colors and injected with a nice collection of words in Spanish, this book was enjoyed very much by a class of bilingual students at my school.¿This is the duckthat went to the marketto buy the sugarto flavor the lechemade fresh by the vacawhile teaching the cabrathat churned the cremato make the mantequillathat went into the cazuela that the farm maiden stirred.¿
Good storytime read with recipe for rice pudding at end.
Fun, colorful illustrations. Cumulative story like "The House that Jack Built" with a bilingual twist.
The story of the cazuela adds to itself, including Spanish in the text when something else new is added. There are many characters, people and animals, involved in creating the cazuela.The book would be useful in discussing teamwork and the use of context clues to figure out the Spanish.
I love this book, as does my 3 1/2 yr old daughter. The idea is so clever and actually works like a memory game. The words are lyrical and educational, and the illustrations are lively and captivating. This is an unusual book - it's fun for the reader and the listener! Hard to find a picture book that meets that criteria! Buy it.