The eighth and final installment in the Picture Books Around the World series is our first stop in North America… we’re heading to Mexico!
What was your favorite stop on the picture book world tour? Was there a country you wish had been included? Let me know in the comments!
This is the story of the people who make tortillas; from the farmers who work the soil and plant the corn, to the factory workers who operate the machinery. Featuring rich oil paintings, this book is not only a lovely portrait of Mexico, but a delightful lesson on where food comes from.
This book tells the story of a Mexican Saturday market, with each page introducing a new vendor and what they are selling. Throughout the story, readers are introduced to many Spanish words. The illustrations, full-page acrylic paintings, capture the rich culture of the people and the energetic atmosphere of this weekly event.
This sparsely-worded, bilingual story shows of group of children preparing for a birthday party. This book is perfect for very young readers.
With cartoony, kid-friendly illustrations, this book is a wonderful first look at the history of the Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo. The book also has lots of great information about the food, music, clothing, and customs of Mexico.
Vibrantly illustrated and featuring entertaining rhyming text, this book is an excellent introduction to Mexico. It includes a map, a fact sheet, and plenty of Spanish vocabulary.
This energetic book introduces readers to two Mexican holiday (both celebrated on April 30) Children’s Day and Book Day. The colorful painted illustrations are absolutely stunning and make this book a must-read!
I hope you enjoyed our trip around the world!