M Is for Mexico

M Is for Mexico

by Flor de Maria Cordero
     
 

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Like its companion titles — C Is for China, B Is for Brazil, J Is for Jamaica and others — this engaging alphabet book doubles as a fabulous photographic survey of a single country. Here, acclaimed Mexican photographer and journalist Flor de María Cordero captures the people, customs, and culture of her country in simple text and brilliant

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Like its companion titles — C Is for China, B Is for Brazil, J Is for Jamaica and others — this engaging alphabet book doubles as a fabulous photographic survey of a single country. Here, acclaimed Mexican photographer and journalist Flor de María Cordero captures the people, customs, and culture of her country in simple text and brilliant full-color photos. From food and drink to lively celebrations like quinceañeras and the Day of the Dead, M Is for Mexico is the perfect introduction to this vibrant, beautiful country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845075934
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Series:
World Alphabets Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,206,727
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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Chapter 1
Aa is for Alegria - a crunchy sweet treat made from toasted seeds mixed with honey and lemon juice. It is pressed into moulds to give it a round, rectangular or square shape. Alegria means happiness.
Bb is for Baptism - the first religious ritual for babies. During the ceremony, the babies are named as they receive holy water and balm. After the ceremony, the Godparents throw coins to the crowd of attending children to wish for health and happiness for the baptized baby.
Cc is for Chilli. Mexico has more varieties of chilli than any other country. This hot spice is used to flavor food - even chocolate and fruit. Ancient ceremonies to ask for good chilli crops are still held in some villages.
Dd is for dancing. Sometimes people teach children to dance in public plazas or parks. They practise traditional and modern dances. You can find dancers every day in the streets, wearing colorful eye-catching outfits with headdresses, feathers and rattles.
Ee is for Escribano - a writer you can hire to type a letter or to fill out a form. These writers are established in public plazas with their typewriters. The highly skilled writers also produce documents that require beautiful handwriting.

Meet the Author

Flor de Maria Cordero is a Mexican photographer who lives with her family in Mexico City.

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