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Haiku Moment: survey my catdom
thinking kitty thoughts
lo! who goes there? it’s all mine;
be gone, trespasser
survey my catdom
fleece regalia is just right,
the queen on her throne
survey my catdom by Angie Quantrell
cat model Monet
Joyful Sunday: Happy Easter!
Book Review: Abuelita and I Make Flan by Adriana Hernández Bergstrom
Abuelita and I Make Flan
Written and illustrated by Adriana Hernández Bergstrom
What a delicious book! I have fond memories of my mom making flan, so I knew this book would be special! Thank you, Kathy Temean and Adriana for sending me a copy. Truly beautiful and tasty!
Anita is super excited to help her abuelita make flan for her abuela’s birthday. Anita is her abuelita’s special helper, and she can’t wait to learn how to make this delicious dessert. Except an accident happens, and Anita is afraid to tell abuelita about how she dropped a favorite glass plate that was often used to hold flan.
Traditions. Flan. Family. Mistakes. Birthdays. Helping.
Abuelita and I Make Flan is a beautiful picture book. Complete with a recipe, Spanish words, and glossary, this picture book is a keeper. Young readers will be inspired to be helpers, hopefully want to learn new things, and be more willing to admit mistakes. Learning to apologize for accidents is a good thing to learn.
This book goes with my other “all about food” picture books! I can’t wait to try the flan recipe. Thank you, Adriana, for crafting this delightful book!
Anita loves to bake with her abuela, especially when they are using her grandmother’s special recipes for Cuban desserts like flan!
Anita is making flan for Abuelo’s birthday, but when she accidentally breaks Abuelita’s treasured flan serving plate from Cuba, she struggles with what to do. Anita knows it’s right to tell the truth, but what if Abuelita gets upset? Worried that she has already ruined the day, Anita tries to be the best helper. After cooking the flan, they need a serving dish! Anita comes up with a wonderful solution.
Complete with a glossary of Spanish terms and a traditional recipe for flan, Abuelita and I Make Flan is a delicious celebration of food, culture, and family.
Haiku Moment: hope sprouts
look! bursts of purple
shout joyfully, spring arrives!
hope sprouts from its rest
hope sprouts by Angie Quantrell
photos by Angie Quantrell
model flashback of my grand, Autumn
Joyful Moment: Palm Sunday
Haiku Moment: bun-bun
wild baby bunny
nibbles grass, carrots tempting-
now pet baby bun
mama fixes cage
nana bunny-sits, cuddles;
new home for bun-bun
wild baby by Angie Quantrell
Haiku Moment: croaking greenery
hides hungry peeper intent
on locating friends
croaking greenery by Angie Quantrell
photo by Angie Quantrell, Yakima Valley
Photo by Angie Quantrell
photo by Angie Quantrell