Juan's Sweet And Spicy Memory by Christopher CorrJuan's Sweet And Spicy Memory by Christopher Corr

Juan's Sweet And Spicy Memory

IllustratorChristopher Corr

Picture Books | April 1, 2017

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Juan lives in Mexico, where his family owns a taco restaurant. When Juan goes to the Cinco de Mayo festival, he meets a tourist family that speaks another language. Juan takes the tourists to his family’s restaurant and spends the day with them. Readers will learn about Mexican culture and cuisine as Juan shows the tourists the best attractions and offers them the tastiest food. 
Hee Jung Yoon began writing novels and children’s books after studying Korean literature in college. She has also authored My Mom, Mrs. Bo Yim Choi, The Life Story as Told by Nature, When I Met Socrates, A Strange Man, Earth, Are You Alright?, Five-Thousand-Year-Old Art that Surprised the World, and Myeong-Shim-Bo-Gam, among others. Ch...
Title:Juan's Sweet And Spicy MemoryFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:38 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.3 inPublished:April 1, 2017Publisher:Tantan PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1939248124

ISBN - 13:9781939248121


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hola, Mexico Hola, it's Cinco de Mayo in Mexico and Juan wakes up to the yummy smell of baked tortillas that his Mom and Grandma are preparing in the kitchen. He eagerly stuffs his tummy, grabs his festive homemade hat, and rushes out to meet his friend Pancho at the plaza. The plaza is filled with people celebrating and enjoying the festivities. The boys encounter a tourist family who want to try tasty tacos and wonder where they can find some. Luckily Juan's family owns a taco restaurant and the two boys happily escort the visitors to the best tacos in town, his father's diner. They then act as guides and show the family several attractions. The book elaborates on the food, culture, kindness and care that the local people share with visitors to their country. Throughout the book the author has added additional information to educate the reader even further on all things Mexican. After spending a wonderful day together with the family, Juan generously gives away his beloved hat and a piñata to the little boy in the family. They smile and wave at each other for a long time as their departure time is finalized. I especially liked at the back of the book where actual facts and pictures of Mexico appear. That section would be perfect for a beginner to use for a project on Mexico. The illustrations are brilliantly and wildly coloured, depicting the spirit of Cinco de Mayo and the country at its best. They are whimsical and very kid-friendly. This is a fun book to read and designed for discussion. I am sure both young and old will experience an authentic taste of Mexico as the book is shared together.
Date published: 2017-05-12