Mexico ~ Traveling the World One Book at a Time!

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Hola, hola, Coca Cola!  I'm back with some books about Mexico ~ just in time for Cinco de Mayo ~ which is a Mexican holiday celebrated more widely in the United States than Mexico.  Either way, Mexico is a colorful and beautiful country so vamanos!

What is Cinco de Mayo?

Although Cinco de Mayo is not an American Holiday, it is celebrated more in the United States than in Mexico. In Mexico, celebrating Independence Day in September is more important. Cinco de Mayo recognizes of the courage of the Mexican people during the battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.  During this battle, 4,500 Mexican soldiers defeated the French army of 6,500 at Puebla, Mexico . Puebla is a city 100 miles east of Mexico City. The Mexican army was made up of people with no military training or experience. This victory did not win the war, but it showed the courage and strength of the Mexican troops. The Battle of Puebla symbolizes Mexican unity and patriotism. 

Books to Share With Your Students!

If you want to read more about each book, click on the cover, and you'll be forwarded to Amazon!

This book details how people celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mexican food, music, and dancing.  In addition, you can access online music.  Ole!

Juan's family owns a taco restaurant in Mexico. While at the Cinco de Mayo festival, Juan meets a family who speaks another language. Juan takes this family to his family’s restaurant and spends the day with them showing them places to see and delicious food to eat.

What's your favorite Mexican restaurant and food?

On Cinco de Mayo, Mouse decides to go to the celebration where he hears musicians, sees dancers, and finds delicioso treats. Mouse luckily finds a piñata and wants to get just one piece of candy.  However,  while at the same celebration, Cat finds an even better treat:  Mouse!  You'll have to read the book to learn more!

Marco loves everything Cinco de Mayo! This year he has the honor of being one of the dancers at the festival. As he listens to the mariachi music, Marco remembers the real reason behind this holiday as well as the brave Mexicans at the Battle of Puebla.

At Nuthatcher Farm, the chickens are so bored with their regular food. The rooster devises a plan to change things up!  With a little help from the farmer's garden, the chickens make their own chips and salsa. When the other barnyard animals smell this yummy treat, they want to join in, too! When fiesta day finally arrives, all the supplies have disappeared!  Mr. and Mrs. Nuthatcher want the chips and salsa!  Will everyone get to experience this new and delicious treat? 

 Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo?  What are your favorite Mexican treats?  Let us know in the comments!

Gracias for visiting the blog today!  If you have any other books to share, I'd love to know about those, too!

Hasta luego!

by Susan K.

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