Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Pinata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas by Pat Mora

Mora, Pat. A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas, illustrated by Magaly Morales. Clarion Books, 2009. $16.00. PICTURE BOOK. A little girl enjoys the 12 days of Christmas (Christmas Day to Three Kings Day) with foods and traditional Latino items from her amiga. Such as pastelitos, luminarias, and campanitas sonando, to name a few. Each page includes a pronunciation of the number and the gift; e.g. piñata=pee-NYAH-tah. The back the book includes: a Spanish glossary and pronunciation guide, an author’s and illustrator’s note, as well as the music of the song. The acrylic illustrations are bright and beautiful. A great book to read aloud. EL – ESSENTIAL. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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