Mice and Beans

Author: Pam Munoz Ryan

Illustrator: Joe Cepeda

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Publication Date: 2001

Genre: Picture Book

Audience: Pre-K-Gr.3

Awards: American Library Association Notable Children's Book (2002)

Overview: In this bilingual conversion of English and Spanish, meet Rosa Maria in her tiny little house and spend every day of the week preparing for a birthday party extravaganza! Learn how to make a birthday cake, fresh lemonade, enchiladas, rice and beans, and a piƱata for this family celebration that truly shows how big the heart can be. Be careful, though, not the let the mice get in the way.

Reviewer’s Name: Nadeline Fleischer