Alicia's Fruity Drinks / Las Aguas Frescas De Alicia by Lupe Ruiz-Flores
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Seven-year-old Alicia and her parents are enjoying the annual festival celebrating Mexico's independence. There are mariachis strolling across the festival grounds, folkloric dancers twirling in their colorful costumes and brightly colored booths lining the plaza.

But the hot day has made Alicia thirsty. Her mother suggests aguas frescas and points to a booth lined with jars of brightly colored fruit juice: there's watermelon, strawberry, mango and even papaya. The watermelon juice is so delicious that Alicia drinks it all. "Mami, this tastes better than that red soda I drink after soccer practice. Can we make some of these at home?" Soon, Alicia is perfecting her own recipe and sharing it with her teammates after soccer practices and games.

In this bilingual picture book for children ages 5-8, a young girl discovers a treat from her mother's Mexican-American childhood and becomes her friends' favorite player with her healthy, frothy fruit drinks.

About Lupe Ruiz-Flores

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Lupe Ruiz-Flores resides in San Antonio, Texas, where she writes poetry and children's stories. She is the author of Lupita's Papalote/El papalote de Lupita (Pinata Books, 2002). Laura Lac?mara is a Cuban American author and illustrator. Her mother, an opera singer in Cuba, was the inspiration for "Floating on Mama's Song", her first picture book. Laura lives in Venice, California, with her husband, Hal, and their daughter, Annalisa. Laura Lac?mara es una autora e ilustradora cubano-americana. Su madre, una cantante de ?pera en Cuba, fue quien inspir? "Flotando en la canci?n de mam?", su primer libro para ni?os. Laura vive en Venice, California, con su esposo Hal y su hija Annalisa.
Published May 31, 2012 by Pinata Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Children's Books.

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Alicia really likes the taste of these fruit drinks and learns from her mother that they can easily be made at home with a blender, fresh fruit, ice cubes and water.

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