Carlos and the Squash Plant / Carlos y la planta de calabaza
Funny things have happened to Carlos before, but nothing as funny as when Carlos' ear starts to itch and he comes to realize that something is growing in there: A squash dangles out of his ear. A squash! Could this be from not bathing? Carlos hates to take a bath. He refused to take a bath, despite his mother's warnings about what would happen if he does not bathe after working on his family's New Mexican farm. The story of Carlos, a Mexican-American boy, is a riveting read-aloud for young children. The warm colors of Jeanne Arnold's illustrations evoke the Southwestern setting. Includes Spanish and English text side by side, as well as a recipe for a yummy squash dish!