Wednesday, September 12, 2012
REFORMA Review: What Can You Do with a Peleta?
By Carmen Tafolla. Illus. by Magaly Morales.
Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press, 2009. Unpaged. $14.99 (Hardcover). ISBN 978-1-58246-289-9.
Lyrical language and vivid illustrations abound in this beautiful follow-up to Tafolla’s What Can You Do with a Rebozo?. Perfect for young children, the bouncy text follows a young Mexican child as she describes the many things that you can do with una paleta (a traditional Mexican popsicle) from painting ice mustaches to making friends. Magaly Morales’ (sister to Yuyi Morales) bold acrylic illustrations sparkle with life and exude the warmth of a Mexican barrio. This charming title will make summer storytimes sizzle and leave the mouths of young readers watering for more!
Naidoo, J. C. (2009). What Can You Do with a Paleta?/¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta?. Written by Carmen Tafolla. Illus. by Magaly Morales. REFORMA Newsletter, 27 (1/2), 27.