The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung

The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung

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Coming January 8, 2019. Preorder now!

By Samantha R. Vamos / Illustrated by Sebastià Serra

It's someone's birthday. Feliz Cumpleaños!

A farm maiden enlists the help of her farm friends to build a piñata for a special celebration. Borrowing the style of "The House that Jack Built," the story unfolds as each part of the piñata is gathered - each piece is introduced in English and then replaced by the Spanish word as more and more of the piñata is created. It's a bilingual birthday bash from the boy who shaped the barro to the sorpresa at the end! 

Back matter includes the lyrics to La Canción de la Piñata (The Piñata Song), instructions for how to make your own piñata, a glossary, and a list of Spanish translations.

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Samantha R. Vamos, author

Samantha R. Vamos is the author of The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred, a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book; Alphabet Boats; Alphabet Trains; and Alphabet Trucks. Samantha lives in northern California. 

Sebastià Serra, illustrator

Sebastià Serra has illustrated more than seventy children's books in many countries, including Inky's Great Escape: The Incredible (and Mostly True) Story of an Octopus Escape; A Pirate's Twelve Days of Christmas; and A Pirate's Night Before Christmas (Sterling). He lives in Barcelona, Spain. 

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-796-9

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Ages: 4-8
Page count: 32

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