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Baking with Mi Abuelita

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$5.99 US
6"W x 9"H x 0.1"D   | 3 oz | 96 per carton
On sale Sep 12, 2023 | 32 Pages | 978-0-593-65196-4
Age 4-6 years | Preschool - 1
Reading Level: Lexile 470L | Fountas & Pinnell J
Family traditions are special, especially when they include baking a "delicioso" cake with your abuelita! This Step 2 Reader includes some words in Spanish!

It's Papi's birthday! Which means it's time to get in the kitchen and bake the traditional family cake — Tres Leches! Together, we'll measure the ingredients and when some of it sticks to the pan, no worries! Abuelita is there to save the day. The family is working together on this special tradition, just like Papi did with Abuelita when he was young! 

Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.
★ "Illustrations are delightful, perfectly portraying the big emotions that come with a big celebration....This book is a fabulous example of ­Rudine Sims Bishop’s mirrors, windows, and ­sliding glass doors concept." —School Library Journal, starred review
JULISSA MORA is Cuban American, born and raised in Miami. Although she does not live there anymore, she loves going back to visit family and eat lots of Cuban food. She studied illustration at Ringling College of Art and Design. It is extremely important to her to portray multicultural scenes in her illustrations that represent the real world. This is her first Step into Reading book. She lives in Austin, Texas with her family. View titles by Julissa Mora

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Family traditions are special, especially when they include baking a "delicioso" cake with your abuelita! This Step 2 Reader includes some words in Spanish!

It's Papi's birthday! Which means it's time to get in the kitchen and bake the traditional family cake — Tres Leches! Together, we'll measure the ingredients and when some of it sticks to the pan, no worries! Abuelita is there to save the day. The family is working together on this special tradition, just like Papi did with Abuelita when he was young! 

Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.

Praise

★ "Illustrations are delightful, perfectly portraying the big emotions that come with a big celebration....This book is a fabulous example of ­Rudine Sims Bishop’s mirrors, windows, and ­sliding glass doors concept." —School Library Journal, starred review

Author

JULISSA MORA is Cuban American, born and raised in Miami. Although she does not live there anymore, she loves going back to visit family and eat lots of Cuban food. She studied illustration at Ringling College of Art and Design. It is extremely important to her to portray multicultural scenes in her illustrations that represent the real world. This is her first Step into Reading book. She lives in Austin, Texas with her family. View titles by Julissa Mora