DESCRIPTION: Neighborhood children delight in the appearance of the Paleta Man and explore all the ways to enjoy the delicious treats he brings to their close knit and beloved neighborhood.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: A childlike joy leaps from each page of this marvelous story of children, families, and the day to day joys of a loving community. I rememberd the sounds of the ice cream truck in my own neighborhood and the children who followed it with hands full of coins to buy the frozen treats. Tafolla’s lively text and and Morales’ vivid illustrations combine to open a window on another diverse community rich in tradition and full of life. You’ll find yourself listening for the paleta truck as I did and going down memory lane to a simpler time where sheer joy could come from an icy treat on a stick!