P is for Pinata: A Mexico Alphabet
by Tony Johnston
The country of Mexico has long been a popular travel destination. But there's much more to enjoy and appreciate than just sunshine and warm temperatures when exploring this region with its ancient history and proud traditions. Enjoy an A-Z tour of our neighbor to the south in P is for Piñata: A Mexico Alphabet. Young readers can visit the tomb of a Mayan king, experience the life of the vaquero (Mexican cowboy), attend the world-famous Ballet Folklórico de Mèxico, and sample the everyday treat that was once known as the "food of the gods." From folk art to famous people to the original "hot dog," the treasures of Mexico are revealed in P is for Piñata. Vibrant artwork perfectly captures the flavor, texture, and spirit of its landscape and culture.To find recipes, games, interactives maps and much more for this title visit www.discovertheworldbooks.com! Tony Johnston's love for Mexico started when her husband's job took them to Mexico City; they then lived there for fifteen years. While in Mexico, Tony wrote in Spanish and had several stories commissioned by the Mexican government. She has published more than 70 books for children and lives in San Marino, California. Award-winning illustrator and designer John (Juanito) Parra studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. His clients include United Airlines, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, PBS, and the L.A. Weekly. John's first children's book was My Name is Gabriela, about the life of the Nobel Prize-winning poet Gabriela Mistral. He lives in New York City.
- Dewey: 972
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585361441): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2009, 09/23/2008
- PDF (9781627531337): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Hosted ebook (9781627533478): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Geography, Language Arts
- Series: Discover the World
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 8
- ATOS Reading Level: 5.8
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 126905
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / General (JNF038000)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet (JNF013010)
- California Reading Association Eureka! Honor Award, Winner, 2010
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Author: Tony Johnston
Tony Johnston has written many acclaimed books for young people. She and her husband lived in Mexico for fifteen years, where they raised their children. Mexico has inspired much of her work, including Day of the Dead, The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote, Angel City and Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio.
Illustrator: John Parra
Award-winning illustrator and designer John (Juanito) Parra studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. His clients include United Airlines, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, PBS, and the L.A. Weekly. John's first children's book was My Name is Gabriela, about the life of the Nobel Prize winning poet Gabriela Mistral.