We just love this book series, my kids have adored these books since they were about a year old. We're now buying a second set for a friend's baby shower. They're a great gift to buy for others as they're a little more unusual and it's unlikely someone else will show up with the same thing.
My kids also happily eat almost anything these days and I certainly think it helps that no food was too foreign to them thanks to this series!
I have several Amy Wilson Sanger World Snacks Books (all of which I love), and this one is no exception. The graphics are bright and interesting, allowing me to introduce this book when my son was just a few weeks old. The words are fun and have a great rhythm, which has kept him interested as he gets older. I'm able to play with accents as I read these books aloud. This is one of my son's favorite books (he's now 7 months old). It's also a small and thin board book, so it's easy for him to hold and help turn pages.
One of the best board book series out there. Every time a family member or close friend has a baby, we buy at least 4 of the different books by this author. They're super fun for parents to read, especially since some of the board books on the market are ho-hum.
My husband and I are having our first child and because of his Mexican heritage we have been calling the baby, our little Jalapeño. When I saw this I had to buy it for our little one. I surprised my husband with it and it was so fun to hear him read it to my belly. I can't wait to read it to our baby.
"Senorita Quesadilla, cheese is melting out your end."
My favorite part. I have at least 4 of these books, different foods of course. My hopes are that as my baby grows older and is possibly finicky about food, she will remember what we read and at least try some of the pictured foods!
The pictures are very compelling. Amy's mixed-media collage style appeals to the abstract yet does a good job of representing food. They don't seem to get boring after countless reads.
Moreso the writing lends itself to dramatic interpretation by the reader (me, usually) which makes them fun to read over and over. Many other authors' books become boring after a dozen or so times through and I self-select those out of the bookshelf and into the trade-in box. Not so with Hola Jalapeno.
Also, we live in the land of tex-mexican food and this is a good intro to the cuisine.
I love these books! The rhyming makes the books flow nicely. My daughter loves that. They are informative and fun. The book is sturdy ( board book) so it holds up nicely to a toddler throwing it around.
I received "My First Book of Sushi" as a gift at my shower, and love it, so I looked for others by this author. I really enjoy this book, as it has a nice cadence/rhymes. And I like that it mixes in some Spanish words and explains them. We also have Chaats and Sweets, and will probably by the Dim Sum book soon. Definitely a good addition to my childs book collection.