Five-year-old Ariel wants a very simple birthday celebration at the park with bean and cheese tacos and bubbles, despite his older brother Dario’s preference for big birthday parties.
A young Latina girl accidentally breaks her grandfather’s vihuela and searches for someone in the community to fix the instrument, which leads her to discover her grandfather’s legacy as a mariachi. Includes an author’s note and glossary.
Three children, each with an extraordinary gift, must save an empire from its wicked ruler. The gift of fire, wind, and water alone are not enough to stop a cruel emperor. With the love of their parents and a special cane from a mysterious old woman, the children learn that working together as a family is stronger than hate and greed.
An Hispanic family enjoys the traditional celebration of El Dia de los Reyes, or Epiphany, by reenacting the long walk of the three wise men bringing gifts to the baby Jesus. By the illustrator of Too Many Tamales.
La sirena y el pescador is a traditional folktale of the Rio Balsas region of Mexico, written in the Nahuatl language of San Agustín Oapan, Guerrero and accompanied by a Spanish translation. It tells the story of a young boy who must escape from his family after “Aalamatsin”, the mermaid and mother of all fish, wants the boy as a sacrifice in exchange for the release and pardon of his father, who betrayed his own wife and exploited the inhabitants of the river by overfishing it.
Donkeys lined up to dance the merengue? Rats in bolero hats? Pigs salsa dancing? And how cool are those cats anyway? Sherry Shahan and Paula BarragA-n, the collaborators behind the highly acclaimed Spicy Hot Colors, reteam in a burst of color and rhythm to introduce young readers to animals and numbers in English and Spanish. Shahan\’s poetic riffs suggest a variety of rhythms and dances, and BarragA-n\’s multimedia illustrations outfit the animals in vibrant costumes any diva would envy!
Humorous contemporary illustrations of traditional Mexican American proverbs, which appear in both English and Spanish.
Determined to steal an old woman’s gold coin, a young thief follows her all around the countryside and finds himself involved in a series of unexpected activities.
A little girl tells how her grandmother makes special teas and warm drinks for her and her little brother when they are not feeling well.
See the review at WOW Review, Volume 3, Issue 2