Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books for Friends and Family , 2010, Commended, Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding.
USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List, 2011, Commended, Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding.
Northern California Book Awards, 2011, Short-listed, Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding.
A lyrical, lovely bilingual ode to rice pudding...a wonderful book to use across cultures...You’ll want rice pudding after this.
- Booklist, starred review
[I] highly recommend this handsomely produced gem
- Alphabet Soup
This sweet, joyful poem...will surely inspire new cooks and perhaps some new poets as well.
- Paper Tigers
With a retro palette of orange, green, and teal, Vilela's illustrations have a funky exuberance that play up the boy's excitement, while nodding to the dish's heritage in the patterned surfaces of the family's home.
- Publishers Weekly
The text sparkles with clarity and purpose...A nice introduction to the joys of cooking, as well as a strong bilingual addition to any collection.
- Kirkus Reviews
This bilingual cooking poem is very satisfying - playing with food has never been more fun. Highly recommended.
- CM Magazine