The children are walking around the market in search of things to fill their piñata. They celebrate with a fiesta (party) at the end.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The illustrations are colorful and the story is fun: collecting special items for a party. The objects go beyond the norm, and its an opportunity to expand vocabulary. You’ll find English and Spanish on each page.

Content Awareness Factors:

You need to know more than rudimentary Spanish. While the object associated with the number is identified (dos trompetas), the subsequent page asks ¿Que mas? which is hard to anticipate.

Little Kid Reaction

S/He didn’t express a lot of interest in this one.

Parent Reaction

A cute story, with a subject every toddler loves: parties. While we have other Spanish books that also offer help in counting and object identification, this was the first one built around a story. Not sure why it wasn’t a hit.

Type of Book:
The book focuses on object identification and counting in Spanish.
Educational Themes:

The illustrations more than the prose offer opportunities to create an engaging story about shopping in the marketplace.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
5 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
0 to 3
Age of child:
Read at 23 months
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. It’s fun, but has its limits in long-term appeal and utility. There are plenty of Spanish books with counting and object identification that will give you variety and teach, too.

Title Fiesta!
Author Ginger Fogelsong Guy
Publisher Greenwillow Books, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2003
ISBN 0060092637
Material Board Book
Genres Math, Foreign Language | Bilingual, Latin America | Latine People
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