September is Hispanic Heritage Month and to celebrate, won’t you read this delightful story to your little one! Gazpacho for Nacho is a fun and educational picture book that children and adults alike will love. It is about a picky little boy named Nacho, who wants only to eat a certain food – Gazpacho, a cold tomato-based vegetable soup that originated in Andalucia, Spain.
The story begins with Nacho refusing to eat anything but Gazpacho – not meat, not fish, not even helado (ice cream)! He wants to eat Gazpacho all the time – for lunch and dinner and even for breakfast! He even tells him mother that he thinks leche (milk) and churros, a Latino pastry is for the burros (donkeys)!
Nacho’s mother eventually gets fed up with Nacho’s pickiness and takes Nacho to the market where she introduces him to all the veggetables that go into making Gazpacho, so that Nacho can help her to make the soup, because she’s worn out from making it all the time by herself. The trip to the market brings on a love of other vegetables by Nacho, which helps him to realize that there is more to life than Gazpacho. Once he’s back at home cooking Gazpacho with his mother, Nacho also realizes that he enjoys cooking!
Gazpacho for Nacho is a fun picture book to read to a child who wants to learn Spanish, and features a Spanish-English glossary at the back of the book to help parents and children who need assistance pronouncing the Spanish words. It is also a great book for parents dealing with a stubborn child that wants only to eat certain food.
The illustrations by Carolina Farias, are simply beautiful, adding to the book’s humorous and fun rhyming prose. Gazpacho for Nacho is sure to be enjoyed by children and parents of all cultures. It’s positive, promotes healthy eating, as well as mother and son time, and will keep you smiling throughout.
Author: Tracey C. Kyle
Illustrator: Carolina Farias