Salsa: Un Poema Para Cocinar / Salsa: A Cooking Poem

ISBN-10: 1554984424
ISBN-13: 9781554984428
Author: Argueta, Jorge
Illustrated by: Tonatiuh, Duncan
Interest Level: P-2
Publisher: Groundwood Books

Publication Date: March 2015

Copyright: 2015

Page Count: 32


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Interest Level

Grades P-2

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: AD610L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.1
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Mexico

Description
In this new cooking poem, Jorge Argueta brings us a fun and easy recipe for a yummy salsa. A young boy and his sister gather the ingredients and grind them up in a molcajete, just like their ancestors used to do, singing and dancing all the while. The children imagine that their ingredients are different parts of an orchestra - the tomatoes are bongos and kettledrums, the onion, a maraca, the cloves of garlic, trumpets and the cilantro, the conductor. They chop and then grind these ingredients in the molcajete, along with red chili peppers for the “hotness" that is so delicious, finally adding a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of salt. When they are finished, their mother warms tortillas and their father lays out plates, as the whole family, including the cat and dog, dance salsa in mouth-watering anticipation. Winner of the International Latino Book Award for Guacamole , Jorge Argueta's text is complemented by the rich, earthy illustrations of Duncan Tonatiuh, winner of the Pura Belpre Award. His interest in honoring the art of the past in contemporary contexts is evident in these wonderful illustrations, which evoke the pre-Columbian Mixtec codex.
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