Ages 4-7. In preparation for her birthday party, five-year-old Marisa picks out a colorful, butterfly pinata and insists on placing it on her dresser, instead of storing it in the closet. The more she plays with the pinata, the more attached to it she becomes.. On the day of her party, she can't bear to hit the beautiful pinata. Fortunately, her understanding. creative parents solve the problem and all ends well, with candy streaming from a homemade pinata, and the butterfly safe in Marisa's arms. Told in English and Spanish, the story is well paced and satisfying. Spanish words placed in the English narrative are easily understood in context. The watercolor pictures convey Marisa's attachment to the butterfly and her emotional turmoil in the midst of a lively party. Birthday stories are always popular; this new one adds a Latin flavor and an unusual twist. Linda PerkinsCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
"Birthday stories are always popular; this new one adds a Latin flavor and an unusual twist."
"In her debut work for children, Dominguez casts English and Spanish text side-by-side to create a pleasing bilingual tale."