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Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué Rico! <br>Americas' Sproutings

Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué Rico!
Americas' Sproutings:
1 Paperback/1 CD (see all formats)

Author: Pat Mora   Illustrator: Rafael Lopez   Narrator: Gabriella Cavallero
ISBN: 9781430114482
Length:  20 Min 01 Sec
Release Date: 11/30/2013
Reading Level: 5.3
Grades: Pre – 3

Yum! MmMm! Que Rico! 1 PB/1 CD
ISBN: 9781430114482
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Yum MmMm Que Rico 4 PB/1 CD
ISBN: 9781430114499
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Description
"Gabriella Cavallero's narration is elegant...Cavallero's interest is evident as she shares the facts, and she uses the breadth of her vocal register to present the related haikus. Her elongated phrases, staccato words, and prolonged pauses are a pleasure."-AudioFile Magazine

Awards

  AudioFile's Earphones Award  

Reviews

Review by: Booklist Magazine - April 15, 2014
"In this feast of flavors, 14 haiku celebrate the origins of agriculture indigenous to the Americas. Narrator Cavallero correctly pronounces the Spanish words used. Her expressive voice can be dreamy, as for the pumpkin growing under the round luna, or spicy for green chili peppers. Often her narration is delicious enough to make a listener’s mouth water: “Fudge, cake, pie, cookies. Brown magic melts on your tongue.” There is a special lip-smacker as she lovingly reads the word dulces (“sweets”) to describe prickly pear syrup. Unique music and background sounds for each poem include a barking dog, a bird calling in the jungle, maracas shaking, children laughing, and soft music playing. Vivid art reminiscent of the Mexican muralists Rivera and Orozco illustrate each double-page spread in the accompanying book. It’s hard not to join in with foot-tapping joy as Mora reads the last infectious jump-roping rhyme, incorporating all the foods, as she celebrates the Americas’ plants’ infinite variety."
Review by: AudioFile Magazine - January 1, 2014
"How elegantly Mora's exploration of edibles from the Americas plays into the audiobook format! Gabriella Cavallero's narration is elegant as well. For each delicacy--whether it's blueberry, potato, or papaya, to name just a few--there is a selection of factual tidbits (easily glossed over in book format) followed by a haiku. In the audio format, one's interest is piqued by the information--700 million pounds of peanut butter consumed in the United States yearly, for example. Thus one is primed for the poetic images to follow--"a gooey party, my sandwich and me." Cavallero's interest is evident as she shares the facts, and she uses the breadth of her vocal register to present the related haikus. Her elongated phrases, staccato words, and prolonged pauses are a pleasure."



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