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3.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 3.78 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Soto Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780545667272
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Everyone is coming for Christmas dinner at Maria’s house. She and her mother prepare by kneading the “masa” to make tamales. When her mother takes off the ring, Maria tries it on—and is beside herself, when hours later, she thinks it has been kneaded into the tamales. How many can you eat?

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mckinley | 1/28/2014

    " A bit of a scare turns out with more work but ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L12 VANESSA PEOPLESMARTIN | 1/23/2014

    " This is a great Hispanic culture book. I enjoyed reading it. The pictures were awesome and made the story more enjoyable. It would be good book for the Christmas holiday. I am going to use it in my classroom as a read aloud while I'm teaching the comprehension skill of problem solving. Excellent book for teaching this skill. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey Rogers | 1/5/2014

    " The theme that I got from this story was family traditions. The story begins with a young girl named Maria. She thinks that she has lost her mother's diamond ring while making tamales. With the help of her cousins, they eat all of the tamales in hopes of finds the ring. With no luck, they begin to really worry! In the end they find out that Maria's mother had the ring all along! This a great book full of Spanish heritage, terms, and tradition. In my experience children love learning about cultural holiday traditions other than their own. Therefore, I think students would enjoy this book as much as I did. Gary Soto and Ed Martinez both have Hispanic roots, and I think that they applied their love for their culture and that it is expressed throughout this culture friendly children's book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 1/1/2014

    " One of my favorite books for kids. Great for the holiday season. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle Wynn | 12/23/2013

    " This book would be so much fun to make predications on where the ring ends up or rather which Tamale the ring is end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Banholzer | 12/20/2013

    " The book teaches a good lesson in telling the truth and taking responsibility for your own actions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shay | 11/30/2013

    " read as a kid, loved it in third grade ^-^ "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Josue Aka | 11/23/2013

    " This book was an okay book.. I didnt really like it because it wa sboring and confusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 10/10/2013

    " I LOVE this book so much.I still remember when my teacher read this to the class. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily Blahak | 8/23/2013

    " This story about a little girl who thinks she lost her mother's ring, was funny and nice to read. The little girl and her siblings and cousins have to eat all the tamales to try to find the ring. This story shows that you shouldn's play with things that aren't yours without asking first "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Fountain | 9/22/2012

    " Love this read aloud for narrative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcia | 7/12/2012

    " Christmas Eve with a Mexican twist. A bit of suspense, but all ends well in this favorite. Wonderful acrylic illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasmin Thompson | 6/16/2012

    " This book can be used to teach children about the Mexican culture and the foods they like to eat. Tamales is an important part of the Mexican culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 3/19/2012

    " Funny story; very good illustrations "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sasha | 1/2/2012

    " I like this book for two reasons. First I love the diversity of the story because it shows us how different people celebrate christmas. Second, it teaches students to be honest at all times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rima | 4/13/2011

    " story of a daughter dropping her mother's ring in the Tamale mix. They have to eat as many as they can to find the ring before their mother finds out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Puja | 4/3/2011

    " This is a great way to celebrate diversity. The book is about a young Hispanic girl who helps her mother cook tamales. This book could be read to an ESL who needs a "push" to read because it would relate to him or her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashlee | 3/31/2011

    " What a great book to read! This book embraces the Mexican culture while telling a story. The illustrations are great and many themes can be found through out the book. This is a great way to introduce the Mexican culture into the classroom by talking about the tamales and family traditions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 3/27/2011

    " This is a great book to use for a lesson on predictions and making inferences. I used this in my third grade classroom and the students were very engaged. The illustrations are beautiful. In addition, it is a great book to celebrate the Mexican American culture "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 1/31/2011

    " I liked this book as it was an excellent depiction of a Mexican family having a traditional dinner. It had beautiful illustrations. I would definitely use this book in my classroom. Most students can relate to this
    book in one way or another because everyone has traditional family dinners. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/23/2011

    " The book teaches a good lesson in telling the truth and taking responsibility for your own actions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 12/5/2010

    " Maria puts on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales. Later she realizes that she is no longer wearing it, and fears that it might be in the tamales. She and her cousins go back and eat all the tamales thinking the ring is in them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 11/24/2010

    " This book would be so much fun to make predications on where the ring ends up or rather which Tamale the ring is end! "

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About the Author
Author Gary Soto

Gary Soto is the author of more than a dozen poetry collections for adults, most notably New and Selected Poems, a 1995 finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Award. He also writes young adult fiction and has received numerous awards, including the Human and Civil Rights Award from the American Education Association, the Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and the PEN Center West Book Award for his young adult short-story collection Petty Crimes.