Pura Belpr Author Award Winner, ALSC/Reforma
Best Books of the Year Selection, Library of Congress
Gold Medal Award, National Parenting Publications
Bilingual English/Spanish. From the imagination of poet Francisco X. Alarc n comes Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems, a playful and moving collection of twenty poems in English and Spanish.
Tomatoes laugh, chiles explode, and tortillas applaud the sun With joy and tenderness, delight and sadness, Alcarc n's poems honor the wonders of life and nature: welcoming the morning sun, remembering his grandmother's songs, paying tribute to children working in the fields, and sharing his dream of a world filled with gardens.
Artist Maya Christina Gonzalez invites us to experience the poems with her lively cast of characters-including a spirited grandma, four vivacious children, and playful pets who tease and delight. Follow them from page to page as they bring each poem to colorful life.
Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems is a verbal and visual treat, giving us twenty opportunities to see everything for the first time.