Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto & illustrated by Ed Martinez
While helping cook Christmas tamales, a young girl tries on her mother’s diamond ring and later realizes the ring is missing. It must be in the tamales–and the only way to find out is to eat all of them! Warmly lit oil paintings bring out the nuances of this tender, funny story.
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