Meet 5-year-old Lupita. Lupita lives in rural central Mexico y está muy emocionada to share her family’s special events contigo. Today, Lupita and her Abuelita are making a Rosca de Reyes and se están preparando para la llegada de Los Reyes Magos.
Beautifully illustrated, Abuelita ¿Qué Vamos a Hacer Hoy? Let’s make Rosca de Reyes!, is written in English with select expressions in Spanish.
This bilingual book is the story of a a 5-year-old girl who goes to spend the night with her abuelita (grandma). She and her abuelita work together to bake “rosca de reyes,” the traditional sweetbread eaten by Mexicans on Three Kings Day. Through sweet, believable dialogue between Abuelita and Lupita, readers learn about the traditions associated with this day. Lupita writes a letter to the three kings, very similar to kids writing a note to Santa. Gifts are received and the rosca de reyes is eaten at a family gathering the next day. And of course, the Baby Jesus is found hidden in one slice of the bread!
This book would be a wonderful way to educate children about Mexican traditions, whether this is their family’s culture or they are learning about other cultures. It is written bilingually, meaning that the story is primarily in English, but has Spanish words thoughtfully incorporated. For a bilingual family, this is perfect, as many of the words in Spanish are ones that are connected to the Mexican culture or food. An English-only family might find it helpful to have a dictionary or phone for looking up certain words, but it would be possible to follow the story even without translation, as the words are written in context. (The book is also available in Spanish only.)
The book ends with a recipe for Rosca de Reyes, and it had my mouth watering. What a wonderful book for teaching about a special Mexican tradition!—Martinez Kids Adventures
Also available in Spanish!
The History of Moroleon for Kids is a short illustrated coloring book designed for children about Moroleon, Guanajuato, Mexico. When and by whom was the town founded? Who were the original inhabitants? How did it play a part in the historical conflicts in Mexico? What traditions are still practiced today? Find out these answers and more!
REVIEWS ON AMAZON
A cleverly written book of history and facts, disguised as a short story of learning It is geared to be entertaining for a younger school age and the fun illustrations make it relatable. A lot of teaching, of a local city, packed into a quick read book.
About my mother’s home town. Liked that it was an easy read and in English. Would recommend It to my whole family. Gave a good amount of information I did not know.