A reissue with new pictures and new format of an old book which portrays Mexican life with charm and good detail. Pedro wanted a burro and worked hard to earn the ten pesos he needed. He planned to use his burro to carry gardenias to the railroad station, and charcoal, tomatoes and other produce to market for his mother. He had many vivid adventures before his wish was fulfilled:- he got lost in Mexico City, he worked in a sugar cane plantation, he helped the teacher, he sold flowers, and so on. There's a sense of authentic detail in spite of perhaps too studied an approach to the colorful; the text realy evokes a sense of family and place.