Read Related: French Kids Eat EverythingGuacamole:Un poema para cocinar/A Cooking Poem by Jorge Argueta; illustrated by Margarita Sada; Groundwood Books (Ages 4 and up) Another in the series of bilingual recipe poems by Argueta, Guacamole is the engaging story of a young girl who lovingly creates the avocado-based dish for her family. Told in the first person, she describes how aguacates resemble green precious stones, limes are like big crystal marbles, and their seeds like little pearls. Offering more than history and a simple recipe, it’s a glimpse into the world of a child who creates something special for her family using her imagination.
What’s better than helping mom follow a recipe in the kitchen? According to my kids, it’s reading stories about food. I love how food related tales inspire them to rush to the kitchen to try to prepare it themselves. Though they still require parental supervision, nothing makes me happier than to see my finicky eater’s enthusiasm for experimenting with recipes and trying new foods. Below are five Latin food books guaranteed to leave your child hungry for more.