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Gazpacho for Nacho

Last updated Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Author: Tracey C. Kyle
Illustrator: Carolina Farνas
Date of Publication: 2014
ISBN: 1477817271
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jun. 2017

Synopsis: Nacho likes to eat only one thing - gazpacho! Gazpacho for breakfast, gazpacho for lunch, gazpacho for dinner, for snacks, and for brunch. Nacho won't even try other dishes - until he discovers miles and piles of mouthwatering vegetables at the market. This lively rhyming story, sprinkled with Spanish, will delight little chefs. A recipe for Gazpacho and a Spanish glossary are included.

Note to readers:
•  There are lots of Spanish words, especially for foods, in the story with a glossary at the end of the book.

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  What is gazpacho?
•  Have you ever eaten gazpacho?


•  gazpacho - a Spanish-style soup made from tomatoes and other vegetables and spices, served cold.
•  manchego cheese - a Spanish cheese traditionally made with sheep's milk
•  cored - To remove the seeds or tough woody centers from fruits and vegetables.
•  diced - cut into fine, small pieces

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? For snacks and brunch?
•  What is your favorite type of soup?
•  What do you think Nacho will cook next?
•  Would you like to trying making gazpacho? Or another recipe?

Craft ideas:
•  Make a Father's Day card.
•  Make a collage of one of your favorite meals. Cut out shapes of different foods like vegetables from colorful paper and attach to a paper plate or round paper. Add a cut out fork or spoon.
•  Check our craft ideas for June on Pinterest!

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!