My friends over at Zoobean always give me the best book recommendations and if you have any little people in your life I can’t urge you enough to head on over there and check them out. You can get curated, handpicked books and apps especially suited for your child either through a digital subscription or the real deal sent directly to your house. It’s brilliant!
I’m so excited for this month’s book + recipe because they are both Lucha-rific! If you know anything about our house, than you know we are BIG into Lucha libre, so when Hiro got Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales I knew it would be love at first fight.
How can you resist a kid that strips down to his chones during his sisters’ nap time and wrestles imaginary villains with expert moves like the tickle tackle and the skull-cracking puzzle. He even escapes the Diablo’s grasp by creating a slippery popsicle slick from his drippy, melting bandera paleta.
In Niño’s honor I made the kids their own red, white, and green paletas, which come to think of it will also be perfect for Cinco de Mayo. The vivid green, white, and red reflect the colors of Mexico and (super bonus) are made with pure fruit juice and no food coloring!
When you are done you will have a most delicious weapon…..zzzwwaapp—just look at that popsicle slick!