Little, Brown / Time Warner
Date: April 2004
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/ Nonfiction [Ages 4-8]
Beverly J. Rowe
Notes: Bilingual English/Spanish
By Rebecca Emberley
beautiful bilingual book is steeped in Hispanic tradition with
bright, primary color, mixed-media collage illustrations. The book
begins with an exciting history of the pinata, and ends with
instructions to make a pinata for your next fiesta.
The story tells what kind of treats
and toys go into the pinata and follows up with a quiz to name all
the things in it, in both languages.
This book is ideal for teaching
children either beginning Spanish or English in a stimulating way.
What a wonderful introduction to a second language for your little
ones! Take turns reading the story and challenge each
other with new words. I did feel that a guide to pronunciation
might be helpful to parents, but children quickly learn to read
both English and Spanish in this lively text.