Susan Wood is an award-winning author of books for young readers, including American Gothic: The Life of Grant Wood (Abrams, 2017) and the upcoming Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless She Persisted (Abrams, 2018). She lives in Norfolk, VA. Learn more about Susan and her books at susanwoodbooks.com.
Laura Gonzalez is an illustrator who works in traditional and digital mediums. She is a member of the Mexican Association of Illustrators, and lives in Monterrey, Mexico.
"Award-winning picture-book author Wood refreshes a classic folk
tale with this Spanish language inflected rendition in which Little
Red Hen or gallinita roja craves fresh guacamole and needs help
harvesting the ingredients. She asks her friends--an armadillo, a
snake, and an iguana--for help, but they all refuse to assist
(except in eating the guacamole). Without any assistance, she
rightfully gets to choose what goes in her recipe, and she decides
to add an unexpected ingredient, jalapeno. When the guacamole is
ready, her unhelpful friends happily devour it, but they soon catch
on once they realize how spicy gallinita roja's guacamole is.
Gonzalez's soft, bright illustrations feature pleasantly rounded
creatures with expressive faces, and throughout Wood seamlessly
integrates the unitalicized Spanish terms, which are all clear,
thanks to contextual clues as well as a glossary. Other backmatter
includes fun facts about the history of guacamole and a variety of
recipes, including gallinita roja's." --Booklist