This fully illustrated picture book is a festive Latino twist on "The Twelve Days of Christmas." On the fifth day of Christmas, my amiga gave to me, "cinco guitarritas, cuatro luminarias, tres tamalitos, dos pastelitos, and a pinata in a pine tree." Words in Spanish on every page with pronunciation guides and glossary.
by Pat Mora with illustrations by Magaly Morales
An award-winning author and a gifted artist have put a festive Latino twist on "The Twelve Days of Christmas," populating it with piñatas in place of partridges, plus burritos bailando (dancing donkeys), lunitas cantando (singing moons), and much more, all displayed in colorful illustrations. In this reimagined version of the song, a little girl receives gifts from a secret amiga, whose identity is a sweet surprise at the book's conclusion. There are things to find and count in Spanish on every page, with pronunciations provided right in the pictures and a glossary and music following the story. This joyous fiesta will warm even the coldest of hearts.
- Size: 10" x 11"
- Pages: 32
- Fully illustrated picture book
- Reading age: 4-7 years
- Grade level: Preschool - grade 3
- First published: 2009