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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
The Flying Buñuelo by Rutherford Rankin is the adorable story of Lina, the little girl who lived with her parents in a small town called Taos in the mountains of New Mexico. Lina often went to help her abuela in the kitchen. Her abuela lived down the road. One day when Lina visited her, they both made buñuelos together. Lina learned how to make buñuelos that day and it was a treat eating them. Lina would eat them immediately and by the time they ran out of dough, there was only one buñuelo left. Linda was sad that she could not take the buñuelos home to her parents for them to try what she had made for the very first time. Her abuela said she could take the last buñuelo home. While she was going home, a strong gust of New Mexico wind rushed by and flipped Lina’s basket upside down. What happens next is fun but will Lina’s mama and papa be able to taste the buñuelo Lina cooked?
The Flying Buñuelo by Rutherford Rankin is a fun read and will encourage children to try their hand at cooking buñuelos. The recipe at the end of the story is helpful and it can be tried out at home with the help of their parents. The illustrations are wonderful because they bring the characters and the scenes alive, making them vivid to young readers. Stories like this are good for children because it will bring a smile to their faces and will help them develop an interest in different cultures and cooking at an early age.