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Mimi' s Parranda / La Parranda De Mimi (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Hardcover – April 30, 2007

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Waiting is a big part of childhood. Waiting in line, waiting to grow up, waiting for something special to happen. However, now a child sets the stage and pulls the strings in a timeless, heartfelt picture book about imaginative play, friendship, and surprises. Paperback | More for ages 3-5
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Gr 3-6 Mimi­ becomes frustrated as she tries to explain to her classmates that a parranda is the Puerto Rican version of Christmas caroling. Her frustration subsides when she remembers that she will spend Christmas in Puerto Rico with her extended family, but when she is later told that they will not be going to Puerto Rico this year, Mimi becomes quiet and withdrawn. Just as she thinks that her dreams of a parranda are over, Mimi's school friends surprise her. Sosa's mixed-media illustrations which depict children from different ethnic backgrounds perfectly complement Gil s festive writing, bringing this colorful story of music, family, and food to life. Just as the book, the CD tells the story in both Spanish and English. Recommended for school and public libraries. --Criticas Magazine, 7/15/08

"Mimi's ups and downs are believable and sympathetic…illustrations are warm [and] realistic…" --Kirkus Reviews

"Gil adroitly weaves together a well-paced, bilingual story of cultural identity, personal disappointment, and friendship." --School Library Journal

"This warmly illustrated bilingual picture book tells the story of overcoming cultural and linguistic barriers in friendships, while teaching the reader about a joyful Puerto Rican holiday tradition. A wonderful first children's book by Puerto Rican native Lydia Gil." --MultiCultural Review

"A fine story celebrating culture..." --Criticas --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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A Puerto Rican holiday tradition comes to life on the pages of this colorful bilingual picture book.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Pinata Books; Bilingual edition (April 30, 2007)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 1558854770
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558854772
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 12.5 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,395,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maria Zalduondo on June 6, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Qué chévere! You don't have to be Puerto Rican to read this delightful children's book and reminisce about how Christmas was celebrated in your own country, city or town of origin. The author and illustrator give us all a wonderful opportunity to share our favorite Christmas family traditions with our children. Educationally, this book would be useful in bilingual classes where children could discuss family traditions around holidays, be it parrandas or posadas, etc. Teachers could bring some of the desserts featured to class for a taste of Caribbean cooking. The children could learn how to make instruments for their own parranda, as is suggested in the book. I, for one, loved the drawing of "Mimí" with her long wavy hair dreaming of parrandas and delicious desserts. Bravo!
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My daughters, 3 and 5, are pretty tough customers when it comes to new books, but all of us were enchanted by Mimi's Parranda. The book has everything you would want--a moving storyline, vivid details, and an introduction (for some of us) to a new world, that of the parranda. I hope to read more from this author, and I know my daughters agree. They ask to read this every night, and of course want their own parranda!
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Perfect introduction for young kids to learn what a parranda is all about. Read it to my daughter's preschool class, followed by our own parranda in the classroom.
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