Sing along to the Latino version of the “B-I-N-G-O” round song as young readers learn about the holiday Cinco de Mayo. Celebrate Mexican culture and heritage with Pablo and his calf, Rodeo, as they head to school for the fiesta. When the pair arrives at school, however, Rodeo wreaks havoc in the building and sends Pablo into a panic. After the bandido
eats the flan from the school cafeteria and makes a mess of the celebration stage, it’s the final straw for the frustrated principal. Will the students find the magic charm to calm him down?
Vibrant illustrations along with musical narration will have readers singing and clapping along to this charming holiday story. Learn Spanish vocabulary with the help of the supplementary glossary, and try the kid-friendly flan recipe for a taste of Mexican fare. Also accompanying this lively story is a brief history of the holiday that celebrates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over the French during the Franco-Mexican War.
About the Author
Margaret McManis, a former children’s librarian, serves as a guest lecturer at schools, museums, libraries, and bookstores. She spent her childhood only a short ride away from the Varner-Hogg Plantation in West Columbia, Texas, where her first Pelican book, The Wild Texas Stampede!, is set. A graduate of the Vermont MFA Writing for Children and Young Adults Program and a member of the Writers’ League of Texas, Texas State Historical Association, and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, McManis lives with her family and dog in Conroe, Texas.
About the Illustrator
David Harrington’s affinity for art began at a young age, when he drew on everything but paper. Since receiving a BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, he has illustrated numerous children’s books, including Pelican’s Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat and Chachalaca Chiquita. Harrington lives with his wife and children in Laguna Hills, California.
OLÉ! CINCO DE MAYO!
By Margaret McManis
Illustrated by David Harrington
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cows
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus. Glossary