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Mouse lay in his bed, but his nose went high in the air when he smelled some scrumptious "beany, cheesy, ricey smells." Mmmmm! He had to get out of his hidey-hole and roam the house to find out where those delicious smells were coming from. They weren't in the bathroom where the kids were, they weren't in the bedroom where Mom was working, and they weren't "in the kitchen where Dad washed dishes" with that Lemony Soap. He followed his nose all the way to the city park where a big banner said "Cinco De Mayo!"

Activity swirled around the park as people got ready to celebrate. There was a band playing in the bandstand, food everywhere, children waving flags, men on horses, and a dancer whirling her skirts to the sky. All of a sudden Mouse spotted a "confetti-covered piñata" hanging high in a tree. His little nose rose to the sky and the colorful piñata was reflected in his glasses. He had to figure out how to get some sweets from it, but in the meantime he was able to sample some "yummy foods he'd never tasted before! Tacos, tamales, choizos, and flan!" The excitement of Cinco de Mayo was everywhere and so was a yellow cat who was trying to think about how he could catch a little mouse on this special day!

This is an excellent tale in which children can learn about Mexican and Latino cultural celebrations. A charming little mouse guides the reader through the day showing him or her what goes on during Cinco De Mayo. Naturally children love piñatas and this story would be a perfect one to read at a birthday party where there is one or as an introduction to the holiday. The artwork is colorful, lively, and compliments the story quite nicely. This would be an excellent story to read and discuss during story or circle time in the homeschool or classroom setting!
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on June 2, 2015
With creative artistry and playful text its a fun twist on the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, with a young mouse-O in search of delicious food, a vibrant fiesta and a “burro” full of sweet treats! What an exciting journey it was to follow, and in the end you learn that life is not always about getting the most, but about appreciating what you get!
Con creatividad artística y el texto juguetón es un toque divertido en la celebración del Cinco de Mayo, con un joven ratón en busca de comida deliciosa , una fiesta vibrante y un ” burro ” llena de dulces. ¡Qué emocionante viaje que iba a seguir , y al final se aprende que la vida no siempre se trata de obtener la mayoría, sino de apreciar lo que hay.
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on July 6, 2013
This is a cute book with adorable illustrations, but I did not feel like it did a great job of highlighting and explaining the cultural reasons behind Cinco de Mayo. I really wish they would've gone more into the history of this colorful holiday. I think they also could have used more Spanish vocabulary words in the book.
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on February 21, 2010
"Cinco de Mouse-o!" is a fun-filled adventure tale of a daring mouse who is determined to help celebrate Cinco de Mayo with his neighbors, even if he has to elude a very persistent yellow-striped cat. Even a little history of the Mexican independence holiday is included in this partially bilingual children's cultural. festival/holiday book. "Cinco de Mouse-o" is sure to be a winner with its imaginative, cartwheeling illustrations and its fast moving action and chase. Kids of all ages will enjoy it con mucho gusto.
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on June 10, 2013
This book does a great job of incorporating the traditions of Cinco de Mayo into a cute story about a mouse. The visuals were great for my Kindergartners and my Latino students enjoyed sharing their traditions and language with me as we read.
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on March 11, 2013
Very cute book....definitely glad I bought it for my Spanish class. The Drama teacher at my school is going to use it to act out a little play during Cinco de Mayo.
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on April 4, 2014
Fantastic book. Great story, characters and plot. The pictures are great. The book lends it self to sequencing events i.e Beginning, Middle and End. My students keep asking me to re-read!
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on March 9, 2014
Another good book to add to my classroom library since my students are of a cultural background that is familiar with this annual event. Thank you
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on August 22, 2013
Great children's book. Bought it for my nephews. I have purchased several of Judy Cox's books. They are wonderful and kids love them.
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on June 20, 2013
Cute book, received on time. I will read this to my first graders. It is great to use for Cinco de Mayo. Very intertaining.
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