The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred

The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred

By Samantha R. Vamos; Rafael Lopez (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781580892421, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2011

This is the story of how the farm maiden and all the farm animals worked together to make the rice pudding that they serve at the fiesta. With the familiarity of "The House That Jack Built," this story bubbles and builds just like the ingredients of the arroz con leche that everyone enjoys. Cleverly incorporating Spanish words, adding a new one in place of the English word from the previous page, this book makes learning the language easy and fun.
Rafael Lopez covers each page with vibrant, exuberant color, celebrating tradition and community.
Back matter includes a glossary of Spanish words and a recipe for arroz con leche perfect for everyone to make together and enjoy at story time.

About the Author

RAFAEL LOPEZ grew up in Mexico City and his art is strongly influenced by the work of Mexican muralists. He has created many large murals for public spaces and was a leader in the creation of the Urban Art Trail Project in downtown San Diego. For his first book, My Name is Celia, Lopez successfully adapted his colorful, exuberant style to the small scale of children's books. He lives in San Diego, California, with his wife and their young son.