THE PIÑATA MAKER/EL PIÑATERO by George Ancona

THE PIÑATA MAKER/EL PIÑATERO

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Age Range: 7 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In lucid color photos and a simple bilingual text, the work of 77-year-old Don Ricardo (``Tio Rico''), a Mexican craftsman who ``started creating pi§atas fifteen years ago when...making felt sombreros became too hard for him.'' Beginning with a small boy delivering some of Tio Rico's materials (old newpapers and paper bags), Ancona leads into a detailed depiction of making of an unusual swan pi§ata. Forming a shape of cardboard and banana leaves, incorporating a clay pot, and applying decorative covering are all explained so clearly--in both the text and the admirable photos--that readers will be able to follow up by making their own pi§atas (Ancona also offers some alternative construction methods). Creating a couple of other shapes and a party where one of them meets its intended end round out an attractive presentation. (Nonfiction. 7-10)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-15-261875-9
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1994




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