Fiesta Babies

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Join in the lastest fun from a Pura Belpr? Honor-winning team.  These Fiesta Babies dance, march on parade, and sing along to mariachi songs in their spirited celebration of fiestas.  From pi?atas to flower coronas, little ones are introduced to the many coloful aspects of an important and lively Latino cultural tradition. 

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Overview

Join in the lastest fun from a Pura Belpré Honor-winning team.  These Fiesta Babies dance, march on parade, and sing along to mariachi songs in their spirited celebration of fiestas.  From piñatas to flower coronas, little ones are introduced to the many coloful aspects of an important and lively Latino cultural tradition. 

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
It's party time with the beguiling babes of this charming picture book. Little ones will love marching, singing and cha-cha-cha-ing along with this simple rhyme and chanting the occasional Spanish words—besos, coronas, abrazos—which are defined in the back. Illustrator Amy Cordova extends author Carmen Tafolla's playful theme with vibrant depictions of a loving Hispanic family, neighborhood friends and bouncy little dog. The book gives non-Spanish speakers a chance to hear and say Spanish words while celebrating Hispanic culture for those growing up in it. Reviewer: Mary Quattlebaum
School Library Journal
PreS—Short lines of bouncy, rhyming text describe how several adorable, chubby babies and toddlers participate in their local Hispanic celebration. For instance, "Fiesta Babies march on parade/wearing coronas Mamá has made." These lines of text stand alone on a page, embellished with the detail of a gaily decorated lamppost that echoes the street scene opposite. The length and rhythm of the text make this book an excellent choice for toddler and preschool storytimes. Córdova once again demonstrates how her award-winning style brilliantly brings an author's words to life. Her bold acrylic colors and brisk brushstrokes capture the fiesta's energy and good cheer. The images of sombreros, serapes, and papel picado are firmly rooted in Mexican culture, and the artist shows black, brown, and white babies celebrating this fiesta together. A short glossary explains the Spanish words in a child-friendly context. For example, the definition for beso (kiss) adds that babies often are taught to blow little kisses, or besitos. This is a sweet, simple book, and its simplicity contributes to its excellence as well as its charm.—Mary Landrum, Lexington Public Library, KY
Kirkus Reviews
Celebrations should be part of every baby's life. This Latino rhyming romp finds families rejoicing with town outings, outdoor strolls, abuelo sing-a-longs, playtime and naptime. Each merry scenario springs from Hispanic culture and is sprinkled with Spanish vocabulary. "Fiesta Babies march on parade / wearing coronas Mama has made. // Fiesta Babies dip right in- / salsa out and salsa in!" Cordova's deep, saturated acrylics in primary colors paint a rainbow of babies from light-tan to deep-brown complexions. Playing in the grass, riding a toy train, enjoying a party or playing musical instruments, these little guys are having a wonderful time. And when all is said and done, "Fiesta Babies give besos so small, / and great big abrazos to one and to all," sharing their love with kisses and hugs. A cheerful, energetic party for little ones. (Picture book. 18 mos.-3)
From the Publisher
Review, Washington Parent, June 1, 2010:
"It's party time with the beguiling babes in this charming picture book.... depictions of a loving Hispanic family, neighborhood friends and bouncy little dog."

Review, Kirkus Reviews:
"A cheerful, energetic party for little ones."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582463193
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 3/9/2010
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 170,471
  • Age range: 3 months - 3 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

CARMEN TAFOLLA is a widely anthologized, award-winning Mexican American poet and author. Her previous books with Tricycle Press include What Can You Do With a Rebozo? and What Can You Do With a Paleta? She lives in San Antonio, Texas. 
 
AMY CÓRDOVA is an artist and educator who lives in the mountains of northern New Mexico, where she and her partner, Dan Enger, own a gallery brimming with their bold and colorful works. Her previous book with Tricycle Press, What Can You Do With a Rebozo?, won the Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration.

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Fiesta Babies go out on the town—right-side up and upside down!
 
Fiesta Babies march on parade wearing coronas Mamá has made.
 
Fiesta Babies dip right in—salsa out and salsa in!

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

    Babies can Party?

    This book is really cute. I used this book for the children at a daycare I work at during Fiesta week here in San Antonio. This book has great sight words for young readers and the rhyming of the words makes this book more fun to read aloud. This book has a lot of information about what can be seen during Fiesta time like music, flowers, and even how the celebrators dress. Perfect book for integrating a lesson plan.

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