For people who have left their homeland for a new country, comfort foods from home take on a huge emotional importance. This delightful poem teaches readers young and old how to make a heartwarming, tummy-filling black bean soup, from gathering the beans, onions, and garlic to taking little pebbles out of the beans to letting them simmer till the luscious smell indicates it’s time for supper.
This mostly picture book is sweet and indeed pays homage to comfort food. The pictures are large, in fact one page size, with muted colors.
The authors poetry is short but it is sweet as each step of making bean soup is explained. What I liked most about this, as with his other books, is that the poetry is in Spanish and English.
I think that is truly wonderful for children who are bilingual or those children who may be learning a second language.
Now, I want to go make some bean soup! The author does caution, as I do, for kids to make soup with the help of an adult.
Awesome book and well worth the read. 4 stars.
Disclosure: I purchased a copy of this book for my own collection. The review here is 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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