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Title:
Cinco de Mayo
Author:
Heinrichs, Ann, author.
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Publication Information:
Mankato, MN : The Childs World, 2013.

©2014
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 21 x 25 cm.
Summary:
Pinatas, floats, and tasty food all play a role in the holiday that remembers Mexican independence. Kids learn the historical significance behind the festivities and gain an appreciation for the exciting traditions and rich cultural celebration associated with May 5.
Language:
English
Contents:
Long live Mexico! -- What happened on Cinco de Mayo? -- Proud to be Mexican -- Fiesta time! -- Mexican costumes -- Music, dance, and food -- Children's fun -- Come to Puebla -- Joining in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo -- Making polvorones -- Making a Mexican bird rattle.
Reading Level:
K-3.

500 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.2 0.5 103722.
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ISBN:
9781623235055
Format :
Manuscript

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Viva Mexico! Pinatas, floats, and tasty food all play a role in the holiday that remembers Mexican independence. Kids learn the historical significance behind the festivities and gain an appreciation for the exciting traditions and rich cultural celebration associated with May 5.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-3-These titles were originally published in 2006 as part of the "Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations" series. Both volumes open with descriptions of celebrations and include information on the history and traditions of their featured holidays. In the first title, Heinrichs describes how Chinese New Year is based on a lunar calendar and why a dragon must be scared away with firecrackers and loud noises. The New Year allows a fresh start and is celebrated with family. Questions guide readers in finding places where the holiday is celebrated and the soft and warm illustrations add to the presentation. Cinco de Mayo explains that the day commemorates Mexico's victory against France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Common elements include fiestas, floats, and costumes in the colors of the Mexican flag. Pronunciations of Spanish words are found throughout. The illustrations in earthy tones of brown, dark red, deep blue, and bright green depict the foods and celebrations of the Mexican people. Each title includes a recipe and craft. Sidebars and text boxes contain additional facts, songs, and poems. Purchase only if there is a need for lower level materials on these holidays.-Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Viva México! Piñatas, floats, and tasty food all play a role in the holiday that remembers Mexican independence. Kids learn the historical significance behind the festivities and gain an appreciation for the exciting traditions and rich cultural cele Excerpted from Cinco de Mayo by Ann Heinrichs All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.