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¡Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué Rico!: America’s Sproutings

by Poet Pat Mora
and Artist Rafael López
Texas Bluebonnet Award NomineeSM

Come enjoy the tasty foods of the Americas as they are showcased in Haiku poems and descriptive paragraphs on a background of bright, fanciful paintings! Learn which of the Americas is the home of chocolate and which sprouted blueberries that were used as medicine. Do you know which fruits can weigh 20 pounds and which ones were called bounceberries? What special seed pods were discovered in Mexico that now flavor some of your favorite ice cream?

You will discover something new each time you read this combined-text picture book!

Research Links for
¡Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué Rico!: America’s Sproutings by Pat Mora

Pat Mora's Website
Rafael López's Website

How to Write Haiku

Literary Connections

Chocolate, Riches from the Rain Forest by Robert Burleigh

Literary Connections/Poetry Books:

The Hummingbird Nest by Kristine O’Connell George

A Lucky Thing by Alice Schertle

Dirty Laundry Pile by Paul B. Janeczko

Seeds, Seeds, Seeds by Nancy Wallace

¡Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué Rico!: America’s Sproutings by Pat Mora

A 9-page unit for ¡Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué Rico!: America’s Sproutings by Pat Mora is a part of a collection of 23 units in Gifts and Givers

The Unit Contains:
Discussion Cards
Crossword Puzzle
Readers’ Theater
The Americas: Map Study
Metaphorically Speaking
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Research: George Washington Carver
Comparing Books


A Special Thanks to Margie Harrell for the beautiful background music



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