Guacamole: un poema para cocinar; A Cooking Poem

Categories: Children: Picture and Storybooks

Author: Argueta, Jorge

Girol Number: 10960

ISBN: 978-1-55498-133-5

Publisher: Groundwood Books

Location: Toronto

Year: 2012

Edition: 1

Illustrator: Sada, Margarita

Condition: New

Binding: Hardback

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 chef dons her apron, singing and dancing around the kitchen as she shows us what to do. Argueta’s gift in seeing beauty, magic and fun in everything around him makes this book a treasure –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 an excavating tractor.

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

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