Title: Too Many Tamales

Reference: Soto, G., & Martinez, E. (1993). Too many Tamales, New York, New York: The Putnam & Grosset Group.

Annotation: As Maria and her mom were kneading the masa Maria wanted to wear her mom’s ring. When her mother stepped away and left her ring on the table, Maria wore it on her thumb for just a minute and continued kneading the masa. Maria the realizes that she has lost the ring and tries to find it.

Genre: Fiction

Grade 1-4

Readers who would like this book: Children who like to read books about families and about family traditions.

Rate: 4, this book was well-written, and the illustrations conveyed how the characters were feeling.

Text-dependent question: what did Maria lose?