Tino and the Pomodori

Tino and the Pomodori Tino and the Pomodori explores through the eyes of a child the magic that is the life cycle of a tomato plant Tino takes the reader on a journey starting in the piazza of his small village in Italy

  • Title: Tino and the Pomodori
  • Author: Tonya Russo Hamilton
  • ISBN: 9780982102305
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Tino and the Pomodori explores, through the eyes of a child, the magic that is the life cycle of a tomato plant Tino takes the reader on a journey starting in the piazza of his small village in Italy, to his farm where he learns to work the land He explains how the tomato starts as a seed drying in the sun and grows to be, la bella frutta the beautiful fruit, that woulTino and the Pomodori explores, through the eyes of a child, the magic that is the life cycle of a tomato plant Tino takes the reader on a journey starting in the piazza of his small village in Italy, to his farm where he learns to work the land He explains how the tomato starts as a seed drying in the sun and grows to be, la bella frutta the beautiful fruit, that would eventually make the family s sauce and bruschetta to go with Nonna s thick, hard crusted bread Visually engaging with vibrant watercolor illustrations, Tino and the Pomodori, celebrates simplicity and the beauty of growing, harvesting, and preparing one s own food.

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    • A beautiful children's book celebrating the cycle of a tomato plant told through the eyes of a little boy, Tino. This book has all the elements I search for in books for my children - celebrating nature and the magic found in simplicity; grounded in an Italian culture, history, and language. You don't need to be Italian to enjoy this, but it is wonderful for Italian families to be able to read a book to their children with Italian words interspersed with English ones. A sweet tale that will beco [...]


    • A wonderful tale of a little boy and his grandparents tending their pomodori. Steeped in Italian culture you can feel the sunshine and taste the luscious tomatoes, fresh bread and oodles of olive oil. The occasional Italian phrase is a lovely introduction to the beauty of the Italian language and my three year old was pronouncing the words perfectly. The English translation appears with the Italian phrase so we learned what it meant. As soon as we were finished he asked if we could read it again [...]


    • Beautiful, sweet story of a young Italian boy working with his Nonno and learning about the life cycle of a tomato. The colorful illustrations take you to Tino's village, through his Nonna's kitchen, and past landmarks that a child would treasure, to Nonno's garden. This is a book I look forward to reading to my grandkids someday.


    • After reading Wrestling With the Devil, a memoir written with Antonio Russo, I was excited to find out she'd written another book.This time it is in the shape of 'Tino and the Pomodori'.While you may think that the story of a boy learning about the life cycle of a tomato may not make an interesting story for a kids book, this one will definitely change your mind.The beautiful story and gorgeous artwork really makes the Italian Culture and love that both the writer and the artist have fly off of [...]


    • Adorable story of a young boy and his Nonni growing tomatoes in Italy. The illustrations give it an appropriately 'rustic' feel, and it has just enough Italian words with translation to interest a child in learning more. Bellissimo!


    • Intelligently thought out, Tino and the Pomodori (Tomatoes), a children's book, begins with six illustrations depicting how a tomato seed becomes a seedling, then a plant, then a flowering plant, then the plant growing the tomatoes, and lastly, a crate of harvested tomatoes. The child gets an overview of what he is about to learn, showing that the author and illustrator are experienced educators!"The sun woke Tino early this beautiful morning in his small Italian village."The first line of the b [...]


    • Originally posted on my blog, A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall:I was excited to have the opportunity to preview Tino and the Pomodori, an upcoming children's title from Gemelli Press. In this picture book, Tonya Russo Hamilton tells the story of her father as a young boy in Italy, anticipating his favorite time of the year: the tomato (pomodori) harvest.This book has everything I look for in a great children's title, and some of you may remember from last year's Armchair BEA I'm terribly picky. Th [...]


    • Bellissimo!This is a lovely little book that captures the beauty of Italy, Italian culture, language and food.While the resident six-year-old, has not yet been to Italy, she's been blessed (cursed) with a mother who is in love with Italy. She's grown up hearing about the beautiful country and its people, and has been learning bits and pieces of the language all her life.However, even for a child with no exposure to Italy, this book is perfect.The illustrations fully demonstrate the beauty of Ita [...]


    • This beautiful children's book made me feel like I was back in Italy! The story depicts the authentic investment Italians have for good food, as well as the importance of generational parenting. My 5 1/2 year old boys loved learning new words in Italian, and connected to the simple elegance of the storyline. This is a keeper! Bellissima!


    • As a science teacher I feel this is exactly the kind of book children should be exposed to in their early years. The straight forward and uncomplicated explanation of the life cycle of a plant as seen through the eyes of a child is a perfect introduction for children in the primary grades. Children are naturally curious about seeds and gardens and how things grow. And what child can't relate to wanting to pick something before it is quite ready, just like Tino wants to pick that first red tomato [...]


    • Tino and the Pomodori is a fun story about growing your own tomatoes through the eyes of a child! Set in Italy, this story is a great way to look at Italian culture. There are also some Italian words and phrases throughout the book to begin to introduce a different language. Most of all, Tino gives readers a sense of pride about growing his own food. With hard work and dedication Tino helps his Nonno grow enough tomatoes to last until next spring. Colorful and true-to-life illustrations will als [...]


    • This is a delightful story of a young Italian boy who eagerly awaits the day when he can plant tomatoes with his nonno.With beautifully drawn illustrations and a perfect smattering of Italian words and phrases, this is a charming book for young children. The picturesque setting of the Italian countryside along with plentiful references to the traditions of family and culture certainly add to the charm of the story and are the perfect backdrop to the main focus of the tale, which explains the lif [...]


    • I like the idea of teaching kids about "the life cycle of a tomato plant." But Tino and the Pomodori didn't cover as much of the actual details of a tomato plant's life cycle as I was hoping. However, what most affected my rating are the artwork and one particularly cumbersome sentence. On the very first page of the story is this sentence: "He was excited to start the day because last night while roasting chestnuts, Nonno told him that tomorrow they would plant their most precious plants that gr [...]


    • *I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*I think that I would have really enjoyed this story. However, it had too much Italian throughout the story which was distracting from the story itself. Even though it had translations for the Italian as the story went along, it did not help. I did like the illustrations though. They were great. I think they will also add to those who will enjoy the story. I think some children, maybe more would like this book, [...]


    • Dolce, semplice e affetuosoSweet, simple story that brings back memories of growing up that I never had. I think this book would be a favorite for both young children and their parents (and grandparents). The illustrations were perfectly fit to the story, sweet and simple and warm. The incidental use of Italian was not intrusive and it seemed easy to understand. The only thing I marked down for is the formatting for the Kindle, which really doesn't work. This book should be read in print.



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