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Cinco de Mayo-+Count and Celebrate!
     

Cinco de Mayo-+Count and Celebrate!

by Fredrick McKissack, Lisa Beringer McKissack
 
How many main colors are there on the Mexican flag? Can you count to ten in Spanish? Learn more in Cinco de Mayo-Count and Celebrate! Count people, symbols, and more as you explore this fascinating holiday.

Overview

How many main colors are there on the Mexican flag? Can you count to ten in Spanish? Learn more in Cinco de Mayo-Count and Celebrate! Count people, symbols, and more as you explore this fascinating holiday.

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Children's Literature - Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
In this edition of the "Holidays—Count and Celebrate!" series, young readers are introduced to Cinco de Mayo and invited to count a variety of items associated with the celebration of that holiday. The book begins with a brief history of Mexican independence and the fight for freedom. The text then provides information in a way that gives children the opportunity to count: one president, two boys wearing sombreros, three colors in the Mexican flag and so on, right up to ten. This last includes counting to ten in Spanish. Colorful photographs show children celebrating Cinco de Mayo. The book also includes extensive information about the history of the holiday, a vocabulary list, a list of resources where students can learn more, and an index. Overall, the book works very well. However, on the "Count Again!" pages, the photographs do not contain the appropriate number of items for some of the numbers—this is a missed opportunity to reinforce the skill. Reviewer: Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
School Library Journal

Gr 1-3

Readers learn about this holiday via a simple counting book. The text starts with the one president who ordered the Mexicans to fight, two sombreros worn by two boys, three colors of the flag, four girls dancing, and so on. The numbers are superimposed on the full-color, full-page photos. Each spread opens with a question, and the answer is the featured number. A paragraph of explanation follows. End pages include counting in Spanish from 1 to 10, notes for teachers and parents, and a repeat of the numbers, with much smaller photos. The combination of counting book and an informational holiday book leaves both lacking. The text is contrived to go along with the photo that is used solely because of the number it represents and few real facts are imparted. Amanda Doering's Cinco de Mayo (Capstone, 2005) and Aurora Colón García's Cinco de Mayo (Heinemann Library, 2008) are better choices.-Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766031043
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Holidays—Count and Celebrate! Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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