Books About Delicious Food

from Many Cultures

Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto

It's Christmas and Maria's family is coming over for a party! She helps her mother make the tamales by kneading the masa. When her mother leaves her sparkling diamond ring on the counter, Maria can't help but try it on. It's beautiful! After admiring it on her hand, Maria continues to knead the masa. Later while playing with her cousins, she suddenly remembers her mother's ring! Where did she leave it? Oh no! It's in one of the tamales! How will Maria find it? Check out the book in the library to find out!

Soto, G. (1993). Too many tamales. New York, New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

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