The Empanadas that Abuela Made

By Diane Gonzalez Bertrand Illustrations -Alex Pardo DeLange

Genre: Fiction

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Diane Gonzalez Bertrand

Diane wrote this story from personal experience seeing her family make food together. She has written many other books that are dual language including Sip, Slurp, Soup, Soup.

Alex Pardo DeLange

Alex was born in Venezuela and was educated in Argentina and the United States. She has illustrated a plethora of books including Pepita talks twice.

Standard 2.RL.4

Reading Literature

Craft and Structure

4. Describe how words and phrases (e.g. regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

Illustrations Should complement and enhance the imagery of the story

The pictures in this book are great! They do a great job of taking what the author wrote, and expanding it to have a unique meaning and image. The text has repeating parts, but the images all change and things get added on to make it look very interesting and fun.

Characterization should be true to life and balanced, representing both positive and negative behaviors and traits

This story does a great job of this! It is all about the family's adventures while making empanadas. Things go wrong in the book, but they all seem to kind of roll with the punches and it has a happy ending!

Demonstrate Unique language or style

I like that this book has the words written twice, once in english and once in spanish. This really highlights the spanish language and makes the story more fun to read. I liked trying to translate the spanish before I tried reading the english!