Maria tries on her mother`s ring, but when she can`t find it on her finger, she thinks it must be in the tamales she was cooking. Together with her cousins, they eat all 24 tamales, hoping to find the missing ring. Issues include honesty, admitting guilt to a parent, and laughing at oneself. Paperback, 32 pages.
Too Many Tamales (Que Monton de Tamales)
Que Monton de Tamales (Too Many Tamales)
Gary Soto and Ed Martinez