Mice And Beans

Mice And Beans Category FamilyRecipe for a Festive Story Time Mix birthday party delicious Mexican meal and lots of children grandchildren aunts uncles cousins and surprise guests into a fun romp Add comi

  • Title: Mice And Beans
  • Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan Joe Cepeda
  • ISBN: 9780439701365
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback
  • Category FamilyRecipe for a Festive Story Time Mix 1 birthday party, 1 delicious Mexican meal, and lots of children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, and surprise guests into a fun romp Add comic illustrations, jaunty rhythms, and playful refrains Spice with mystery, and stir everything into a book.Serve aloud to large groups or small Finally, store leftovers onCategory FamilyRecipe for a Festive Story Time Mix 1 birthday party, 1 delicious Mexican meal, and lots of children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, and surprise guests into a fun romp Add comic illustrations, jaunty rhythms, and playful refrains Spice with mystery, and stir everything into a book.Serve aloud to large groups or small Finally, store leftovers on a shelf in a child s bedroom, library, or classroom Enjoy

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    1. Mice and Beans by Pam Munoz Ryan is a fun read about a grandmother who is trying to get ready for a birthday party. As she is preparing she is carefully trying to avoid mice in her house. The funny part about this story is that with whatever she is preparing, the mice come and take a little of it for themselves. As the story continues and grandmother finishes preparing for the party she forgets to fill the piñata. Fortunately for her the mice have taken care of this for her and once she discove [...]

    2. What an adorable bilingual text. The author frequently employs a bilingual text in her other works as well. This is the same author who wrote Esperanza Rising and Becoming Naomi Leon. Today I read this picture book to the ISD students, and they loved it! It's lovely to share this book during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

    3. Another terrible book description (the one above). Mice and Beans does focus around the grandmother making food for a party, but there’s no recipe or real focus on actual cooking. Little Catalina’s birthday is coming up next weekend and her grandmother is preparing for a party in her small house. Remembering her mother’s advice, Rosa Maria knows her small house can hold all the family, but not mice. Each day of the week she preps something new for the party, from food to having Little Cata [...]

    4. This is a silly little story about a grandmother preparing a birthday party for her grandchild, and the mice who have their own plans in the background. The illustrations are fun and vibrant, sometimes hilarious, and show things from many clever angles. There are repeated scenes where the mousetraps disappear and the grandmother thinks she is just losing her mind. I found it very amusing and the ending has a great payoff, especially if you take in all the details.

    5. When granny begins to plan her granddaughters birthday, she thinks she’s losing her mind as all the things she buys or gathers together to make her signature dish disappear. But then she learns the truth and life in her kitchen and home will never be the same. A fun, silly book written with a mix of English and Spanish.

    6. Copyright: 2001Number of Pages: UnknownBook Format: HardcoverReading Level: PreK-5; level NGenre: FictionLit requirement: Pattern #2Summary:It is Catalina's birthday on Saturday and her grandmother Rosa Maria is going to throw her a birthday party. When she starts to get things ready some of the items disappear along with all of the mousetraps, which she sets every morning.Response:The family is hispanic and likes to have a fiesta. I love the mice and how they keep taking the mousetraps away and [...]

    7. Rosa María spends a week getting ready for her granddaughter's birthday party to which everyone is invitedexcept mice. But as the week goes on readers will become aware that the mice are already at Rosa María's. Will they ruin the party, or will they save the day?This provides a nice introduction to some Spanish vocabulary and Mexican traditions for birthdays. Kids can put their sleuthing caps on and try to figure out what the mice are up to the whole week, and practice making predictions of w [...]

    8. I find this little book quite cute with a sort of multicultural Cinderella-feel! I think it’s a great to for tying in Hispanic culture with the food and the celebration. Family themes are also a great aspect.

    9. This is a silly little story about a grandmother preparing a birthday party for her grandchild, and the mice who helped in ways that the grandmother hadn't noticed until the end. The illustrations are fun and vibrant, sometimes hilarious, and show things from many clever angles. To other readers, it may have been a little too busy and distracting. There are repeated scenes where the mousetraps disappear and the grandmother thinks she is just losing her mind. I found the story hilarious and under [...]

    10. Mice and Beans is a children's book about a grandmother named Rosa who is in the process of planning her granddaughters seventh birthday. From the very beginning of the story you realize that she is not a fan of rats. Each day she plans for a different part of the party and each day she sets out mouse traps for the Mice. As she goes forth she begins missing little things and her mice traps are disappearing. She becomes forgetful and does not put the candy in the pinata. The day of the party she [...]

    11. This is a cute story of an old woman, Rosa Maria, preparing for a big family party. The readers spend a week with her as she finds the piñata, bakes the rice and beans, and sets up mouse traps that mysteriously disappear. While she plans her party, the mice that live in her house plan their party as well. And when Rosa Maria forgets to stuff the piñata, the benevolent mice quickly come to her rescue. Intermixed throughout the text are Spanish phrases, and the back of the book has a glossary an [...]

    12. A grandmother is preparing a birthday party for her youngest grandchild Catalina. Unfortunately, she is a bit scatter brained and sometimes forget things, and on top of that, she keeps losing things. Fortunately, the mice who share her home are not just freeloaders, they lend a hand when needed.This is a book that you cannot blow through quickly to kill time in your class if you want your kids to enjoy it. It is a fun read-aloud, if you make sure to put plenty of heart into the reading. If you a [...]

    13. Rosa Maria wanted to throw a birthday party for her youngest grandchild Catalina. She was excited and prepared for the party all week. Every night she would set a new mouse trap in her house because she thought that she had forgotten to set one out each night. In reality, the mice were stealing her mouse traps each night and were helping her set up for the party without her even knowing. After the party and before Rosa Maria goes to bed she notices that all her muse traps are missing. She then r [...]

    14. Joe Cepeda's oil paint illustrations are beautiful and rich with color! The story is repetitious so young children can follow it easily, and the story is adorable. The story follows Rosa Maria as she prepares for her grandaughter's birthday party throughout the week. This book shows us how hispanics get ready for birthday parties, by what kinds of food and games are present. In the back there is a glossary that shows pronunciations of Spanish words that were sprinkled throughout the text. I like [...]

    15. This is a fun read aloud for young children. It incorporates lots of spanish vocabulary and has a glossary at the end to review the words that were used. I think that Pam Munoz Ryan chose great words to include though because it would be a great way for children to guess what the word means in context. I love the illustrations in this story! In order to understand the humor of this story and to truly understand what is going on, you are forced as the reader to engage with the illustrations. The [...]

    16. If there is room in the heart, there is room in the house, but not for a mouse. At least, that is the saying of the grandmother is this book. She is preparing for her granddaughter’s birthday party. Family, food, games, and gifts are on her list of things to do, not to mention catching those pesky mice. Mice keep stealing her traps and other items that are for the party. In her haste, she forgets to fill the piñata for the party, but mysteriously the candy is there. Who were her helpers? The [...]

    17. There's a lot to like about this book: the bright pink house with a small crowded yard and the mismatched furniture, the grandma that wears froo-froo slippers and strings lines across her kitchen to hang the ironed napkins, the traditional menu for a birthday celebration and the traditional over-crowded house during the celebration. The authenticity of this book representing the house of a fun-loving Latina grandmother is wonderful and the grandmother is the epitome of resiliency, but there is n [...]

    18. This book is almost identical to Chato and the Party Animals. I like this book because it incorporates both English and Spanish. The only difference is that in this book you don't have to use a dictionary or have to look closely at the context clues to figure out the meaning of the Spanish words. The character says a word or sentence in Spanish, but for the most part always says the English word/s right after.This book would be great to use to help English speaking students learn Spanish, or Spa [...]

    19. This is also a wonderful book by Pam Munoz Ryan. This is a book I would read to a future classroom although there wouldnt be any curriculum behind it. I was not the biggest fan of the pictures but all and all they weren't bad. I am glad that I read this book in relations to my author study. Pam Munoz Ryan talks often of her grandmother and I feel that the main character in this book muxt have been inspired by her. That was a very intresting connection to make.

    20. This book tells the story of a grandmother who is planning a party, however she has some uninvited guests who make the planning easier. The mice end up helping the grandma plan the party and do many of the tasks that the grandmother forgot to do. This book uses repetition (and every night she turned off the lights and went to bed) and specific details to engage readers. I would use this in my classroom to teach repetition and how to use specific details.

    21. I thought it was really neat how the text was written with color and style. I like the concept of the double story. The text talks about Grandma while the pictures tell the story of the mice. There is a great repeat pattern for students to chant along with at the end of each page. This book provides a great opportunity for teaching inferring or predicting. The pictures give hints about what will go missing the following day!

    22. This author is a favorite so that is probably why I have this book from the 2003 NABE (National Assn. for Bilingual Education) Conference. It is a delightful book sprinkled with Spanish words and reflecting the Hispanic culture. It's a book to put in our Esperanza Library--in the Founding Board members' section.

    23. Rosa Maria is planning for her granddaughter's birthdayrhaps some mice are as well.A happy story with helpful mice and colorful illustrations. Rosa Maria is as kind as you'd like her to be. Practice reading ahead if you don't speak Spanish. And if you don't, "No importa!" -- a pronunciation guide is include in the back of the book for the 15 or so Spanish words used.

    24. This book shows that it doesn't matter if you have mice as long as you and your family are together everything else will fall into place. You could use this book for a spanish lesson because it has many spanish words in it. You could use this to show children how to figure out the meaning of a word by looking at teh sentences around it.

    25. This book will make you want some tacos! Rosie Maria scurries around getting ready for the birthday party! She plans days ahead for the decorations, food, and entertainment. All of the family shows up and it's giant party! This book would be great for a culture day, to see what Hispanic families are like. I would recommend this book to a 3rd grade class.

    26. Rosa Maria, grandmother, is getting ready for the seventh birthday of her grandchild, Little Catalina. She has seven days and a long list. Just in case there are mice in the house, she sets a trap. The mice are reading Rosa Maria's list and are making a list of their own. Is it because they are helpful or because they want to foil Rosa Maria's plans?Recipes on back cover.

    27. This book is a great way to link Spanish heritage to literature. It had a few words in Spanish, but they were followed by clues in English to help the reader understand the meaning of the word. It was also an amusing look at what a Spanish birthday party would be like; students could use this to compare their traditional birthday parties to the one in the book.

    28. This is a wonderful book about a forgetful Grandmother who is planning a party for her Granddaughter. The book focuses on family from the Hispanic culture and provides a plethora of new words to learn.

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