Illustrated by Monica Arnaldo
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Format:Hardcover $18.99 $23.99 CAD
Marta is finally old enough for her own slice of the special, sneaky dessert she loves so much—la Rosca de Reyes.
The colorful crown of sweet bread is so tempting, but Marta knows the truth—there’s a baby hiding in the dessert: el Niño Dios. Marta can’t help but wonder what will happen if she accidentally eats the little figurine of baby Jesus.
Suddenly, Marta will do whatever it takes to avoid picking the last slice of la rosca—no matter how badly she wants a bite!
This humorous story of one girl’s journey to overcome her fears explores the traditions of Three Kings Day and the importance of family and faith.
* “[A] sweetly comic portrait of a Three Kings Day celebration.” —Publishers Weekly, starred reviewPublishers Weekly
* “This holiday picture book hilariously celebrates the Mexican tradition of eating Rosca de Reyes during Día de los Reyes Magos….Arnaldo gives the characters jovial facial expressions…which pairs extraordinarily well with Richardson’s text and clever storytelling.” —Booklist, starred reviewBooklist
“A picture book that weaves together culture, culinary traditions, and Biblical storytelling.”School Library Journal
“Marta’s anxieties … are humorously described and tempered by comical watercolor and pencil crayon illustrations featuring a cheeky Niño Dios.”Horn Book
- On Sale
- Dec 5, 2023
- Page Count
- 40 pages
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers