Nacho’s Nacho’s: Review

NACHO’S NACHOS
The Story Behind the 
World’s Favorite Snack
by
Sandra Nickel
Illustrated by 
Oliver Dominguez

Genre: Picture Book / Nonfiction / Food History / Latinx Interest 
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Publication Date: August 11, 2020
Number of Pages: 32
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NACHO’S NACHOS is the deliciously true story about how nachos were invented—about what happened when a regular customer asked Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya for something new, and there were no chefs in the kitchen. 

 
2020 is the eightieth anniversary of the invention, and Oliver Dominguez’s illustrations transport us back to the border of the Rio Grande in 1940, when Nacho’s quick thinking resulted in a snack now eaten everywhere from Texas to Paris to Hong Kong!

 

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This book basically has two of my favorite things in it. Art and cheese related food. I’m not ashamed to say it. So I’ll split it into parts.

 

The Art:
I will try to express how much I love the art style in this book. I was instantly blown away by the composition and level of detail. Dominguez truly shows such care and passion in his artwork. The expressions of every person jumps out from the page, bringing it to life with joy and spirit. It also brought back those great memories of making tortilla’s with my mom and grandma in her kitchen. I’m fairly sure my grandma used to have the shirt Ignacio’s foster mom was wearing as well. I especially love the use of colors that stay in theme throughout and makes the story flow. The use of texture and point of view keep you interested and brings energy to every scene. The neon lights were very impressive too! I seriously loved it beginning to end.

 

The history of Nacho and nachos:
Do you ever hear the history of something and wonder why you never thought of it before? I never thought about where or when nacho’s came into being. It just seemed like an obvious snack that everyone knows about. However, my eyes and tastebuds have opened because there’s so much more to the story. To read Ignacio’s history was an absolute treat. I never knew that nacho’s started out so simple and spur of the moment. From Nickel’s research to finding an interview of Ignacio himself, I was really impressed by the easy to read backstory and additional history of its popularity at the end. Plus the recipe! I’ve never tried Nacho’s nachos recipe but I certainly shall!

 

There’s a great giveaway included in this tour so take your chance now to win a copy! I want to thank Lone Star Book Blog Tours for allowing me to review this book and inspire me to find out more about the history of what brings smiles to the world. We need it!

 

Sandra Nickel writes books and poetry for young readers. In 2020 and 2021, she has three books coming out: Nacho’s Nachos: The Story Behind the World’s Favorite Snack (Lee & Low), The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe (Abrams), and Breaking Through the Clouds: The Sometimes Turbulent Life of Meteorologist Joanne Simpson (Abrams). Sandra’s poetry can be found in SCOOP magazine. 

 
Sandra holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has presented workshops on writing for children and young adults throughout Europe and the United States. Sandra has twice won the Katherine Paterson Prize for picture books.
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2 thoughts on “Nacho’s Nacho’s: Review

  1. Becca, April & Haley, I can’t tell you how honored I am by this beautifully written review. Thank you so much! And, I agree, Oliver Dominguez’s artwork is just incredible. On top of that, he’s a wonderful human being. Definitely an illustrator to keep an eye on. Thank you again for loving our book!

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