Paletero Man

by Lucky Diaz (Author) Micah Player (Illustrator)

Paletero Man
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

A vibrant picture book celebrating the strength of community and the tastes of summer from Latin Grammy-winning musician Lucky Diaz and celebrated artist Micah Player.

Ring! Ring! Ring! Can you hear his call? Paletas for one! Paletas for all!

What's the best way to cool off on a hot summer day? Run quick and find Paletero José!

Follow along with our narrator as he passes through his busy neighborhood in search of the Paletero Man. But when he finally catches up with him, our narrator's pockets are empty. Oh no! What happened to his dinero? It will take the help of the entire community to get the tasty treat now.

Full of musicality, generosity, kindness, and ice pops, this book is sure to satisfy fans of Thank You, Omu! and Carmela Full of Wishes.

Includes Spanish words and phrases throughout, an author's note from Lucky Diaz, and a link to a live version of the Lucky Band's popular song that inspired the book.


Kirkus

The unifying lure of paleta love underscores the joys all people—regardless of differences—have in common. (Picture book. 4-8)

Copyright 2021 Kirkus Reviews, LLC Used with permission. 

Review quotes

Diaz's story in verse, with its chantable refrain and kid-sized dollop of tension, is a paean to Eighth Street Los Angeles food culture. Whether it's sourced from a street cart, a taqueria freezer, or the library's back room refrigerator, we all know what the storytime treat will be. —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780063014442
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publication date
June 20, 2021
Series
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