written by Carmen Tafolla; illustrated by Amy Cordova
(Bicycle Press) 2010
Source: Mebane Public Library
The fiesta babies have arrived and they are ready for a party! They march in parades wearing colorful coronas, snack on salsa, sing mariachi songs, and dance the cha-cha-cha. When the pace gets too hectic, they take a siesta so they can party later that evening. And at the end of the evening, you might even get a big abrazo.
Fiesta Babies is a fun rhyming book that will be enjoyed by preschoolers and kindergartners. If you are seeking to introduce Spanish to young students, this would be a great read aloud. They can make connections to the activities of the babies and perhaps use some of the words in the glossary to describe activities in their own lives. Students will enjoy the vibrant illustrations, and this could be a springboard for young English Language Learners to share some of their cultural heritage. Viva la Fiesta Babies!