Wednesday, January 13, 2016

My Tata’s Remedies by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford - ADVISABLE

Rivera-Ashford, Roni Capin My Tata’s Remedies, PICTUREBOOK 40 pgs. Cinco Puntos Press 2015. $17.95. Language: G (0 swears); Violence: G; Mature Content: G. 

Tata is a healer.  He has a knowledge of the natural things that will help heal everything from itchy feet, to a bee sting, to a burn.  In one day, Tata treats so many people, his grandson Aaron loses count.  But every patient is helped with herbs, teas, washes and ointments made from the plants growing in the American Southwest.  (Oh, and empanadas made by Nana).  

Told in both Spanish and English, this book is a great introduction to natural healing practices and the use of medicinal plants.  Includes a glossary describing and picturing the plants used in the story.  

EL - ADVISABLE Lisa Librarian

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