Mice And Beans by Pam Munoz Ryan

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Recipe for a Festive Story Time


1 birthday party
1 grandma who loves to cook
1 delicious Mexican meal
1 cake
1 pinata
1 bag of candy
1 big present
lots of children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, and cousins several surprise visitors

Mix all the ingredients into a fun romp. Add comic illustrations, jaunty rhythms, and playful refrains. Spice with a mystery. Stir the whole thing into a book. Serve aloud to large groups or small. Store leftovers on a shelf in a child's bedroom, a library, or a classroom.

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About Pam Munoz Ryan

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Pam Munoz Ryan is the recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature. She has written more than thirty books which have garnered, among countless accolades, the Pura Belpre Medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schneider Family Award. Pam lives near San Diego. You can visit her at www.pammunozryan.com. Mr Cepeda received his BFA in illustration from California State University, Long Beach in 1992 and also studied Engineering at Cornell University. He is the illustrator of awarding-winning picture books such as What a Truly Cool World and Nappy Hair.
Published September 1, 2001 by Scholastic Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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So she changes her tune: “When there’s room in the heart, there’s room in the house, even for a mouse.” In artwork as sumptuously rich as Catalina’s birthday cake, Cepeda’s (Daring Dog and Captain Cat, above, etc.) color-drenched scenes stuffed with detail make Rosa Maria’s world a pleasure-givin...

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Rosa María spends all week getting ready for her seven-year-old granddaughter's birthday party, and each day items for the party keep disappearing.

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