A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Counting book with lots of Spanish words and a glossary to help with pronunciation and definitions.
Counting is fun! Take a look around, numbers are everywhere.
Positive Role Models
Paints a beautiful picture of Latino culture and joys of childhood.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers, by Roseanne Greenfield Thong and illustrated by John Para, is a lively picture book that makes counting fun, with lots of Spanish words and a detailed glossary in the back to help with pronunciation and definitions. This lively picture book is a companion to the Pura Belpré Honor Book Green Is a Chile Pepper.
Is It Any Good?
Rich illustrations and fun-to-read rhyming text enumerates the joys of counting and the wonders that abound in every child's day. Author Roseanne Greenfield Thong beautifully exposes young readers to Spanish vocabulary that's seamlessly woven into the text on every page. The featured objects in One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers are Latinx in origin but have universal appeal -- a piñata, maracas, cometas, calaveras, faroles -- giving families a great opportunity to explore a new culture in a fun way. At the end of the book, you'll find a helpful glossary that explains the cultural significance of the featured objects.
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