Here is a book about everyday love and how one family expresses it. Four generations of mothers and daughters share family traditions that are the same but become slightly different as the times change. And whether they are sharing cherry pies or quilts or lullabies, what matters is that it is done with unconditional love. Lynn Reiser has created this spectacular picture book -- and its English-Spanish companion, Tortillas and Lullabies, Tortillas y cancioncitas -- for all families to read and share.
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Lynn Reiser is the creator of many acclaimed books for children, including the bilingual books Margaret and Margarita/Margarita y Margaret; Tortillas and Lullabies/Tortillas y cancioncitas; and The Lost Ball/La pelota perdida. Lynn Reiser lives in Connecticut.
Lynn Reiser es autora de varios libros infantiles aclamados, entre ellos los libros bilingÜes Margaret and Margarita/Margarita y Margaret; Tortillas and Lullabies/Tortillas y cancioncitas; y The Lost Ball/La pelota perdida. Lynn Reiser vive en Connecticut.From Publishers Weekly:
Cherry pie is the appetizing first course in Reiser's (Best Friends Think Alike) mirthful celebration of domestic traditions. With each appearance of the treat, a new generation is marked: fresh-picked cherries are baked in the homemade pies of the narrator's great-grandmother on the farm; cherries are retrieved from a tin can in the grandmother's suburban kitchen; cherries come frozen in the microwave pie that the narrator's business-suited, urban mother "bakes" for her; and cherries are made from clay in the pie the girl serves her teddy bear. "Every time it was the same, but different," sings the refrain. After the pies, Reiser offers similar treatment to family traditions of making garlands of flowers (once gathered in fields, now wrapped from the florist) and quilts (once hand-sewn, now store-bought). But when Reiser turns to lullabies, she delivers a pleasing surprise: each mother sings them the very same way. (Music for Brahms's "Lullaby" appears at the end, with Reiser's lyrics.) The illustrations, flat and boldly outlined, are true to Reiser's established style. The depictions of women border on stereotype?the great-grandmother with her spectacles and old-fashioned bib apron; grandmother with her perky '50s hairdo and sewing machine?but Reiser's attention to the reworking of similar detail in each frame is commendable and her gently poked fun a warmly effective way to reinforce stories of family history. Ages 4-up. (Apr.) FYI: A bilingual companion volume, Tortillas and Lullabies/Tortillas y cancioncitas ($16, -14628-7), also by Reiser, uses a Costa Rican setting; it is due out simultaneously.
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Book Description Greenwillow Books, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Lynn Reiser (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0688133916
Book Description Greenwillow Books, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0688133916
Book Description Greenwillow Books, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110688133916