NO MORE, POR FAVOR by Susan Middleton Elya

NO MORE, POR FAVOR

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Age Range: 5 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Finicky eaters abound in this rainforest/selva, in which several bilingual baby animals refuse their normal foods. Bananas are funky for one small Monkey, pomegranate seeds too messy for Baby Toucan, mango too sweet for a young Iguana and the same flower petal over and over is “so lame!” according to Little Butterfly. Elya’s signature blended Spanish-with-English couplets highlight a series of dietary complaints summed up best by a tiny hummingbird tired of eating nectar. “ ‘Flowers—no más!’ He flits there en frente. / ‘Hummingbird kids need food diferente!’ ” Variety proves a spicy solution when one creative mama macaw surprises everyone with a midweek-playgroup fruit ensalada that offers deliciously new choices for all to share. Walker’s acrylic paintings in rich, primary rainforest colors add appeal to the bouncy, sometimes uneven rhyme. Kids with picky palates will appreciate the message and discover new tasty options while training their tongues with morsels of Spanish. An illustrated glossary and pronunciation guide completes the fare. (Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: June 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-399-24766-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2010




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