Where the paleta wagon rings its tinkly belland carries a treasure of icy paletasin every color of the sarape . . .
As she strolls through her barrio, a young girl introduces readers to the frozen, fruit-flavored treat that thrills Mexican and Mexican-American children. Create a masterpiece, make tough choices (strawberry or coconut?), or cool off on a warm summer's day--there's so much to do with a paleta.
MAGALY MORALES is known for the bright colors and infectious sense of play in her illustrations. She was born in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
CARMEN TAFOLLA is a poet whose stories for children and adults have appeared in more than two hundred poetry anthologies. She lives in a hundred-year-old house in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, children, mother, and many pets.