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What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Builds cultural understanding and teaches about Mexico's rich cultural heritage -- music, food, traditions, celebrations, and more! Briefly touches on geography, includes kid-friendly maps that show the country's landscape and Mexico's location on a world map.
Celebrate our world's diverse cultures. Be adventurous, learn about new cultures, try new things, explore the big world out there!
Positive Role Models
Illustrates the beauty of different cultures. Child-like characters throughout, kids will relate to the joy and wonder on their faces.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tiny Travelers Mexico Treasure Quest, by Steven Wolfe Pereira and Susie Jaramillo (Little Skeletons / Esqueletitos: Countdown to Midnight), takes readers on a fun-filled journey to discover what makes Mexico special. This colorful board book consists of a series of two page spreads, each one featuring a different place or Mexican tradition. Each illustrated spread invites kids to discover hidden "treasures" -- icons, animals, statues, instruments and more -- that make up Mexico's rich cultural heritage. In addition, many Spanish words are included and labeled with phonetic spellings, making it easy for everyone to pronounce and learn the words. This book is one of a series. Tiny Travelers China Treasure Quest was released in November 2019. Coming in February 2020 is Tiny Travelers Puerto Rico Treasure Quest, in April 2020 Tiny Travelers India Treasure Quest, and in May 2020 Tiny Travelers Japan Treasure Quest.
Is It Any Good?
Beautifully illustrated, this large board book brings Mexico to life. Vivid illustrations in Tiny Travelers Mexico Treasure Quest expose young readers to the sights, sounds and flavors of this Spanish-speaking country. Kids will learn all about Mexico, including traditional Mexican foods -- tacos, tortas, and tamales. They'll experience an Alebrijes Parade and learn about the imaginary creatures made of papier-mache or wood. Each page presents fun facts and hidden objects to find. Readers visit places of interest, including Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Michoacan -- where they see a traditional Day of the Dead celebration. Part scavenger hunt, this colorful search-and- find book takes kids on a journey to better understand the customs, traditions, and history of a far away land. The can even explore the jungles of Chiapas to discover the animals that live among the ruins of Yaxchilan, an ancient Maya City. This is a wonderful book to share with young kids -- to broaden their horizons and discover new places of interest!
The back of the book includes a brief letter reminding readers to go back and check that they've found all the hidden treasures. A Tiny Travelers Treasure Quest Mexico Checklist is included. Kids check off stamp-like images featuring illustrations of items found in the book -- alebrije, molcajete, axolotl, and jaguar, just to name a few.
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