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FIESTA BABIES by Carmen Tafolla


by Carmen Tafolla & illustrated by Amy Cordova

Pub Date: March 9th, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-58246-319-3
Publisher: Tricycle

Celebrations should be part of every baby’s life. This Latino rhyming romp finds families rejoicing with town outings, outdoor strolls, abuelo sing-a-longs, playtime and naptime. Each merry scenario springs from Hispanic culture and is sprinkled with Spanish vocabulary. “Fiesta Babies march on parade / wearing coronas Mamá has made. // Fiesta Babies dip right in— / salsa out and salsa in!” Córdova’s deep, saturated acrylics in primary colors paint a rainbow of babies from light-tan to deep-brown complexions. Playing in the grass, riding a toy train, enjoying a party or playing musical instruments, these little guys are having a wonderful time. And when all is said and done, “Fiesta Babies give besos so small, / and great big abrazos to one and to all,” sharing their love with kisses and hugs. A cheerful, energetic party for little ones. (Picture book. 18 mos.-3)