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Too Many Tamales

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While helping her parents make the tamales for Christmas dinner, Maria sees her mother set her precious diamond ring to the side. It's so beautiful! And Maria only means to try it on for a minute. Then, all of a sudden, the ring is gone. Does she spy it in the tamale dough? When Maria loses sight of it completely, she realizes what has happened. Based on the book by Gary Soto.

Media Details

Runtime: 12 minutes 58 seconds

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    Christie R. (Springfield, MA)
    December 9th, 2020 at 05:57 AM

    A nice story for children during the holiday season that shares an Hispanic family's tradition of making tamales for Christmas with beautiful illustrations.

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    Evangelina C. (Edinburg, TX)
    December 16th, 2015 at 02:36 PM

    I am so happy to have discovered DCMP. This program really helps my students with special needs see a book come to life. They are able to follow the words as they are read to them. Love DCMP.