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Too Many Tamales - Cover
Too Many Tamales
Gary Soto, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1993
 
It's Christmastime and Maria, feeling very grown up, happily helps her mother prepare the masa for tamales for dinner. Without asking, she puts on Mother's diamond ring and proceeds to lose it in the masa! When she realizes the ring is lost, she is very upset and enlists the help of her cousins in eating all the tamales to uncover the ring. Sick from overeating, Maria finally tells her mother and all the relatives gathered for the holiday. There is a surprise ending to this wonderful book, one of the rare stories that depicts a middle class U.S. Latino family. (Also available in Spanish)

Ages: Play Years (2-4), Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Latino American, Christian
Special Topics: Food, Cooking, Celebrations and Holidays, Banned Books (Recent)
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice