Meet Maya, Isabel’s flower girl, as she describes in vivid detail the exciting wedding day. Maya introduces us to Danny, the ring bearer; Aunt Marta, crying big tears; Uncle Trino, jump-starting a car in his tuxedo; and Rafael, the groom, with a cast on his arm. Of course, the big day also includes games, dancing, cake, and a mariachi band that plays long into an evening no one will ever forget.
Snapshots from the Wedding captures the unique moments of a special occasion–the big scenes as well as the little ones–that together form a rich family mosaic.
Born in Fresno, California, to Mexican American parents, Gary Soto is an acclaimed poet, essayist, and fiction writer. The awards for this multitalented author are many, ranging from the US Award for International Poetry Forum to a Before Columbus Foundation… More about Gary Soto
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★”The text, sprinkled with Spanish words, is eloquent and funny — and it deftly captures the flavor of a Latino wedding, compete with Mariachi band. Garcia’s singular, deliciously creative artwork…is eye-catching.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)
★”There’s nothing like a wedding, and this book about a wedding is not quite like any other….Maya, the flower girl, is the lens through which the action is seen. All of the fun of a wedding is here: the altar boy with the dirty sneakers under his gown, Maya putting pitted black olives on each of her fingers, the kids whacking each other with balloons….The choice of three dimensional artwork was inspired.” – Booklist (starred review)
Winner of the Pura Belpré Award for Illustration A Booklist Editors’ Choice A Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Winner