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Tortillas and Lullabies/Tortillas y…

Tortillas and Lullabies/Tortillas y cancioncitas

by Lynn Reiser

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This is a multicultural book that has both spanish and english in it. This book talks about how a family is connected. They make tortillas, pick flowers, washed clothes together and sang lullabies to each other. It teaches about a families love and how generations can change, but love remains constant.
Age- 3-5
Source- Pierce County Library Systems
  JodieHarris | Mar 6, 2018 |
A little girl is surrounded by the love of her family and is a comparison of how women in one family pass down traditions.
  Jennifer LeGault | Oct 17, 2016 |
Summary: Tortillas and Lullabies is a bilingual book that tells about some of the traditions that is passed down through a girl’s family from her great grandmother to her.

Personal Reaction: The pictures are very colorful! I thought it was neat how the author made a simple book by allowing readers to read the book in either English or Spanish.

Extension Ideas:
1. This would be a good book to read to the class during hispanic heritage month.
2. Have the kids choose one of the Spanish words that they learned and then have them draw a colorful picture to go with it.
  Alicia917934 | Jul 17, 2015 |
Tortillas and Lullabies is a very sweet lithe story that tells the tale of a family and passing down traditions to one another all the way to the doll of the little girl. The story itself isn't much of one. It has four lullabies that accompany four different types of foods that are common in the Latino culture. It has some very beautiful illustrations that give a nice description of the back history of her family and where her family is from. A nice but simple book. One that you might bring up around Hispanic Heritage Month. ( )
  christian.mehalic | Feb 20, 2013 |
I'll admit that at first glance this seems like a nice simple story about a mother and daughter who love each other. But after reading an article about the writing and illustrating of this book, I found it to be so much more. I now think of it as something that truly shows cultural differences.
  aevans1 | Nov 27, 2012 |
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In English and in Spanish, Lynn Reiser presents the Central American companion book to her Cherry Pies and Lullabies. Again, four generations of mothers and daughters participate in family traditions-this time within a Costa Rican culture in which they share such things as tortilla making and flower gathering. Extraordinary folk-art painting by "Corazones Valientes," an organization of women artists in Costa Rica, accompany this universal and unforgettable story of family love.

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A young girl describes activities that her great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother all did for their daughters, and that she does for her doll.

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