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The Perfect Pinata: La Pinata Perfecta Hardcover – January 1, 2002


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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 Perkins
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"Birthday stories are always popular; this new one adds a Latin flavor and an unusual twist."

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"In her debut work for children, Dominguez casts English and Spanish text side-by-side to create a pleasing bilingual tale."

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company; Bilingual edition (January 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807564958
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807564950
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,260,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Amazon Customer on February 27, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Excellent reading for Parent and child. The story covers the tradition of hitting a Pinata for a Birthday Party and what happens when the Pinata is too "Perfect" to hit. The best multicultural book I have seen on the market. My children love it! Great way to introduce a different party tradition to your children. Beautiful illustrations!
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Since I am not proficient in Spanish myself I find this printing of each page in both English and Spanish an easy way to learn and to introduce my grandchildren as well to another language.
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By liza on March 12, 2012
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I love this bool I used to read it to my son when he was 3, he enjoy it a lot specially when we where preparing his birthday party.
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