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Publisher: Little, Brown / Time Warner
Release Date: April 2004
ISBN: 0-316-17412-2
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
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Genre: Children / Nonfiction [Ages 4-8]
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Beverly J. Rowe
Reviewer Notes: Bilingual English/Spanish 

By Rebecca Emberley

      This 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.