The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred

The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred PAs a farm girl prepares a cazuela pot of rice pudding the animals on the farm eagerly help Key English words change to Spanish as the cumulative verse builds to a delicious ending Includes a glossar

  • Title: The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred
  • Author: Rafael López Samantha R. Vamos
  • ISBN: 9781580892421
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Hardcover
  • PAs a farm girl prepares a cazuela pot of rice pudding, the animals on the farm eagerly help Key English words change to Spanish as the cumulative verse builds to a delicious ending Includes a glossary and a recipe for arroz con leche.

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    1. I am lucky to work in a children’s room with a significantly sized bilingual section. The books you’ll find there cover a wide range of languages. Chinese, Arabic, Urdu, you name it. Of them the largest section by far is the Spanish language section. Of course, what we don’t really include in this section are books that integrate Spanish words into English text, though the stories are predominantly in English. There really isn’t a name for this kind of book, which is a real pity since th [...]

    2. I'm trying to read to my baby boy before he's born and while doing so, find the books I really like that I want to add to my registry and eventually his little library! This was such a cute little bilingual story about a campesina and animals that help her make rice pudding in a cazuela. Various words are in spanish that help the story flow, from the vaca that brings the leche, etc. Everyone helps make the arroz con leche and then they get to enjoy it together! The illustrations were brightly co [...]

    3. 1. Opening: Hola! ¿Como estas? Are any of you wondering what I’ve just said? Well, while we read The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden stirred by Samantha Vamos, we will be walked through the preparation of a traditional Mexican dish and the author will teach us several Spanish words along the way. Do any of you know any Spanish words? Follow along as we learn a bit about the Mexican culture and their language. 2. Opening Moves: Lay the groundwork for children’s understanding of diverse settings [...]

    4. This book appeals to any gender around the grades preschool to second grade. This book is great for a spanish lesson, because it's a continuation story. So it says one line, then on the next pages repeats that line then adds another and so on. But when the lines repeated, one of the words would change to spanish. I thought this book was fun, I liked learning the new words in spanish! There was a glossary in the back to help with the spanish words incase a student didn't understand the words and [...]

    5. This twist on the cumulative tale "The House That Jack Built" adds an ingredient with each verse (in English), then repeats the list with the added word switched to Spanish. It's a fun and sneaky way to learn some Spanish vocab. Bright, warm-colored illustrations; includes a recipe for Arroz con Leche (rice pudding) and a Glossary of Spanish words.

    6. Audience: 1st-4th graders who are bi-lingaul or whom have Spanish speaking backgroundsAppeal: The story would intrigue young readers because of the bright and cheerful illustrations. The book also uses repetition so the children could predict the words on the pages. The book also uses humor with animals.Award: a Pura Belpre Honor Book

    7. This is a fresh, fabulous cumulative tale that is made spicier and more interesting thanks to the Spanish sprinkled liberally throughout. It is the story of a farm maiden who stirred a pot. Once she started stirring, all of the animals wanted to help with what she was cooking. The cow gave milk, the hen gave eggs and zested the lime which was picked by the donkey who was carrying the duck to the market. Eventually everyone is waiting for the treat to be finished until they started playing music [...]

    8. This was probably a "three star" for me as I didn't personally find the "story" riveting and the artwork wasn't my especial cup of tea, but I can really appreciate the intent behind the work and feel that it would make an excellent choice for bilingual families or families wishing to introduce some Spanish vocabulary to their children. This is a Latin American version of "The House that Jack Built" with various farm animals adding ingredients to the pot (cazuela) that the farm maiden stirs. What [...]

    9. Artist Rafael Lopez created the amazing Book Fiesta, which is a book I pretty much want to live in, the illustrations are so phenomenal. He works his magic again in Cazuela: his red-and-orange palette makes me feel like I'm somewhere fun, sunbathing and happy. I love how the text introduces the words first in English, then adds them to the cumulative tale in Spanish. But the story is a little long, and never quite builds up the chugging-along rhythm that the original "The House That Jack Built" [...]

    10. This picture book is an 2012 honor book from the Pura Belpre Award list and is great for boy boys and girls. I would say the grade level for this book would be kindergarten through second grade. This book would be great for reluctant readers because it is fast-paced and fun to read. The book is so repetitive that the audience or readers will be able to follow along and join in if someone else is reading to them. The pictures are another appealing aspect of the book, they are bright and bold. The [...]

    11. Audience:PreK and up. Could even be used in upper level Spanish classes. Appeal:Bright, colorful pictures. Some humorous pictures. Written in the style of "The House that Jack Built" the story builds Spanish vocabulary as it uses English words when a new line is introduced, but replaces one key word with the Spanish version in all the lines after. Sometimes, I had to go back and remind myself what the Spanish word meant! Recipe for Rice Pudding (Arroz Con Leche)is included in the back of the boo [...]

    12. Audience: Pre-K and up, Spanish speakers/ESL students or children learning SpanishAppeal: This book has a lot of repetition and the first time a word is used, it is in English, but then is replaced in Spanish each time after. The illustrations are bold and vibrant and I think Spanish learners would really enjoy trying to remember what each Spanish word means. Award: Pura Belpre Award 2012 Illustrator

    13. This was the 2012 Pura Belpre Award honor book for illustrations, and it is, indeed, colorful. The story, in a manner similar to "The House That Jack Built," describes the steps the farm maiden takes to make arroz con leche, or rice pudding. Along the way the reader learns Spanish words, and is even provided with a yummy recipe for arroz con leche at the end. Children should enjoy the colorful pictures and the bouncy rhythm of the text.

    14. This book is from the Pura Belpre Award.The audience is younger to middle aged elementary readers. The reader learns many words in Spanish from reading this book. It is definitely appealing to the audience because the pictures are very colorful and younger students are sure to enjoy the repetition of the story.

    15. This is a tribute to the classic nursery rhyme "The House That Jack Built." The words don't flow as smoothly as I would have liked, but the illustrations are stunning. It is a fun book with the added bonus of a recipe and glossary of the Spanish words used.

    16. Apt art. The english word for everything before it goes into the spanish version in 'The House that Jack Built' style. And a recipe! This is top tier stuff.

    17. A fun cumulative tale--lots of great Spanish words embedded in story. Great illustrations. Style of House that Jack Built/Cumulative Story

    18. Bookaday #49. Delightful illustrations and a sprinkling of Spanish will be a big hit with the 2x2 crowd at my school. Will definitely have to try the arroz con leche recipe at the back!

    19. Any story that requires the reader to say the word "mantequilla" a dozen or so times is a winner in our book!

    20. This is a book that tells the story of how a farm maiden made some rice pudding. All of the animals worked together on the farm, in order to bring ingredients for the rice pudding. The book was fun to read because it slowly incorporates more and more Spanish, by the end of the book, the reader is reading a lot of Spanish. Evaluation: I think that this book was so fun to read! The Spanish made it very engaging because the reader had to pay attention to the English words on the page, because some [...]

    21. Not too often do I give picture books five stars. Even when I love the picture book. La Cazuela stands apart as an exception. The bilingual nature of of this picture book allows the reader / parent / teacher to teach children Spanish. Children can learn not only how to identify farm animals, but also learn them in English and in Spanish. La Cazuela is clever and adorable. The repetition allows the parent or teacher to engage the lesson every single page. The book ends with the animals all contri [...]

    22. I used this book in a unit on Award Winning Books to discuss the Pura Belpre Award.I appreciate that the book incorporates English and Spanish but I wish the author would have done it a little differently. Instead of saying the English word first and then the Spanish word on the next page, I wish the author said the Spanish word, then the English word. It was hard for my students to figure out what the Spanish words meant because they did not remember the things from the previous page.I loved th [...]

    23. This book tells the story of a farm maiden who is making rice pudding. All of the animals are helping her, and they each play a specific role. Once the farm maiden's rice pudding begins to boil over, then the animals all pitch in to help. I would recommend this book, due to its use of Spanish words and diversity. This book also has a dictionary in the back to assist readers with the language. I think this book would be an excellent tool for teaching sequencing.

    24. When the farm maiden makes Cazuela, she needs help preparing all the ingredients. All the animals begin to help her with the leche, crema and mantequilla. As the story goes on, more and more Spanish gets incorporated. Perfect for students learning English or Spanish.

    25. Very vivid illustrations. The story is good. The book would be good to read to young ones learning Spanish.

    26. this is an Hispanic spin on The House that Jack Built. It's perfect for Mexico themed storytime, and . . . there's a recipe for Arroz Con Leche!

    27. This was so colorful and joyous in illustration, so simple and sweet in concept, and it made me hungry for Latin food.

    28. This fun and engaging book tells the story of a young farm maiden who, by enlisting the help of various farm animals and the farmer boy, makes a steamy, delicious pot of arroz con leche. The book has a lively, festive tone and the cooking process is described as a fun, unifying celebration, emphasizing the cultural and communal importance of food. In preparing the arroz con leche, everyone at the farm, including the anthropomorphized animals, must do their part and contribute. This not only exem [...]

    29. The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred is a Pura Belpre Award Winning book written by Samantha R. Vamos. The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred is a multicultural book that represents the Latino community, which is also a bilingual book that includes two languages. This bilingual book is an easy reader book and a nursery rhyme book which includes illustrations that follows the flow of the words. The books main characters are the farmer maiden, the animals, and the campensino. The book takes [...]

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