Mice and Beans. (Books for children: fiction).
Ryan, Pam Munoz
MICE AND BEANS. Il. by Joe Cepeda. ISBN 0-439-18303-0. New York:
Scholastic Press, 2001. Unp. $15.95. Rice and beans, fresh-squeezed
lemonade, a birthday cake, and seven candles for her
granddaughter's birthday--Rosa Maria has all the ingredients for
the party. Even in her small house, there will be room for everything,
except for a mouse! The family's excitement is expressed in
brilliant colors that fairly jump off the page, and readers will have
the opportunity to learn some Spanish. As Rosa Maria says, "When
there's room in the heart, there's room in the house ... even
for a mouse." Ages 5-7.--H.J.B.A.