Grades K - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 3.5
Lexile® Measure: 550L
Guided Reading: M
Type of Book: Read-Aloud Book
- New Sibling
About This Book
In a warm family story from an award-winning picture-book artist and her daughter, Mama prepares a daily mid-afternoon meal for the family.
Mam is pregnant with a new addition to the family, but that doesn't stop her from preparing a meal for her family every day of the week. Dishes such as empanadas, gazpacho, sardines, or pollo are served spicy or hot, but on each day a family member is too busy to come to the table. At the end of the week, Mam is too busy giving birth in the local hospital to share a meal.But the following Sunday, everyone gathers to welcome little baby Rosa and savor a dish of paella.
Vivas's bright and colorful watercolors capture the vitality of the Spanish village and the warmth of the family's home. The lively text is peppered with Spanish words and a glossary is included at the end of the story.
Praise for Let's Eat!
"Lovely... Vivas's pale palette gives the book a wonderful glow." — The New York Times