Adelita and the Veggie Cousins/Adelita y Las Primas Verduritas
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.
Pinata Books, 9781558856998, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2011