Groundwood Books

Why Are You Doing That?

Written by Elisa Amado • Illustrated by Manuel Monroy

For students in grades P - 2 | Published June 01, 2014 | ISBN 9781554987337
JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food

Cover of Why Are You Doing That?

Regular price $14.95 CAD

28 pages | 8.00 in × 7.00 in
Digital Format

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About this book

Why Are You Doing That?

Elisa Amado • Manuel Monroy

Chepito is full of questions. Why is his mother cooking eggs and frying beans? Why is Manuel digging around the corn? Why is Ramón milking the cow? Why is Maria slapping dough between her hands? In this simply told story, a little boy learns all about food and where it comes from.

Following on the success of What Are You Doing? Elisa Amado and Manuel Monroy have created another gem of a picture book, this time about food — where it comes from, how we nurture food plants and animals, and what we eat to be healthy and strong.

Manuel Monroy sweetly depicts Chepito’s world — a rural community where people grow much of their own food and raise chickens and cows — giving young children a clear picture of the origins of foods they consume every day.

Includes a short glossary.

About the Creators

Elisa Amado

Elisa Amado is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. Her books have been on the Américas Award Commended List and on USBBY's Outstanding International Books List. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Manuel Monroy

Manuel Monroy is one of Mexico’s most accomplished, award-winning illustrators whose work has appeared in children’s books, in magazines, on posters, and most recently in animation projects. He has also exhibited his art in Mexico, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Italy, Japan and the Netherlands. Manuel lives in Mexico City.

Awards and Praise
Using an earthy palette of greens, browns, and oranges, the pictures have a strong sense of place . . . [A] strong selection for libraries dedicated to maintaining diverse collections.
  • Commended Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2014
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