P is for Pinata: A Mexico Alphabet

P is for Pinata: A Mexico Alphabet


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The country of Mexico has long been a popular travel destination. But there's much more to enjoy and appreciate than just sunshine and warm temperatures when exploring this region with its ancient history and proud traditions. Enjoy an A-Z tour of our neighbor to the south in P is for Piñata: A Mexico Alphabet. Young readers can visit the tomb of a Mayan king, experience the life of the vaquero (Mexican cowboy), attend the world-famous Ballet Folklórico de Mèxico, and sample the everyday treat that was once known as the "food of the gods." From folk art to famous people to the original "hot dog," the treasures of Mexico are revealed in P is for Piñata. Vibrant artwork perfectly captures the flavor, texture, and spirit of its landscape and culture.To find recipes, games, interactives maps and much more for this title visit www.discovertheworldbooks.com! Tony Johnston's love for Mexico started when her husband's job took them to Mexico City; they then lived there for fifteen years. While in Mexico, Tony wrote in Spanish and had several stories commissioned by the Mexican government. She has published more than 70 books for children and lives in San Marino, California. Award-winning illustrator and designer John (Juanito) Parra studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. His clients include United Airlines, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, PBS, and the L.A. Weekly. John's first children's book was My Name is Gabriela, about the life of the Nobel Prize-winning poet Gabriela Mistral. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585361441
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date: 09/04/2008
Series: Discover the World Series
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

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P Is for Pinata: A Mexico Alphabet 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
shelf-employed on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Inthis attractively illustrated alphabet book, each letter is used to represent something uniquely Mexican. K is for Kahlo, P for prickly pear, Q for quetzal, etc. A colorful sidebar contains detailed information about each entry, suitable for grade-schoolers. The illustrated area contains a short poem about the featured aspect. Some are cute and rhyming,"Q is for QuetzalQuetzal, quetzal, where are you hiding?The answer, friend, I'm not confiding."One is haiku, " L is for LavaAsh, stem, molten fireexplode over the land. Avolcano is born."Others, however, flow more awkwardly. Each entry contains an informative look at various aspects of Mexican art, culture, geography, and history. The illustrations are warm and child-friendly in a weather-worn, folk art style. A cute idea, with a stilted delivery.