Adelita and the Veggie Cousins/Adelita y Las Primas Verduritas (Hardcover)

By Diane Gonzales Bertrand, Christina Rodriguez (Illustrator), Gabriela Baeza Ventura (Translator)

Pinata Books, 9781558856998, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2011

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

It was Adelita's first day at a new school, and she didn't know anyone As Miss Cant started a lesson on vegetables, cries of protest filled the classroom. She watched the kids as they gathered around the teacher's desk to select a vegetable of their own from the basket.

But it's the friendly girl who introduces herself as Jasmine that interests Adelita most. She offers Adelita her choice of the green or yellow vegetable, observing "these two veggies must be cousins" because they look alike. When Jasmine wonders what they're called, Adelita says her grandmother calls them calabacitas. Ms. Cant overhears the girls and confirms that the squash are related. And to Adelita's surprise, her teacher also calls squash calabacitas

Children will look at vegetables in a whole new way after reading this charming story about making new friends. Award-winning author Diane Gonzales Bertrand once again pairs with illustrator Christina Rodriguez to create a book that will resonate with children.