Product: Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
Category: Cinco de Mayo Fun - Mexico Multicultural Study
Age: toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary
Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book by
In this original trickster tale, Senor Calavera arrives unexpectedly
at Grandma Beetle's door. He requests that she leave with him right away. "Just
a minute," Grandma Beetle tells him. She still has one house to
sweep, two pots of tea to boil, three pounds of corn to make into tortillas
- and that's just the start! Using both Spanish and English words to
tally the party preparations, Grandma Beetle cleverly delays her trip
and spends her birthday with a table full of grandchildren and her surprise
guest. This spirited tribute to the rich traditions of Mexican culture
is the perfect introduction to counting in both English and Spanish.
The vivacious illustrations and universal depiction of a family celebration
are sure to be adored by young readers everywhere.