Too Many Tamales

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Too Many Tamales

written by Gary Soto

reviewed by “Chato” (Grade 3)

Do you like tamales? In Too Many Tamales, a girl and her mom were cooking tamales. Maria is the girl and she and her mother make some tamales for a party. Her cousins come and they all are making tamales. Her mother went to go set up the decorations for the party. Maria’s mom took off the ring and Maria wears the ring. They lose it and they can’t find it. So they eat all the tamales. Guess what, they still don’t find the ring. When she couldn’t find the ring then she went to her mother and she said, “I lost your ring.” There is a surprise. I can’t tell you because if I tell you then I will give away the ending.

My favorite part is when they are making tamales because I love to eat tamales. I remember when we had a party and we were making tamales and everybody loved the tamales. So did I. We ate them all. There was no more so we had to make some more. They were gone by the time I got outside.

I recommend this book to third and fourth graders because I think that they will really like this book. Also, if you like books by Gary Soto then you will love this book. I love it myself.

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Too Many Tamales

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Too Many Tamales

written by Gary Soto

reviewed by “N” (Grade 3)

In the beginning of Too Many Tamales Maria’s mother put down her ring, and then Maria picked up her ring and wore it on her thumb. Then her parents invited all of their family members. Then Maria realized that she lost the ring and then she started eating the tamales to find the ring. Will they find the ring or is the ring lost forever? Find out by reading Too Many Tamales.

My favorite part is when they ate the tamales because in the pictures the tamales look yummy. Also, their faces look creepy when they stared at the tamales. Finally, they showed their bellies when they were sick from eating too many. That was funny.

I recommend this book to someone who speaks Spanish because Maria and her family speak Spanish. Also, people who like to eat tamales would like this book. Finally, I recommend it to people who eat a lot. It will make you hungry.