Marco's Cinco de Mayo

Marco's Cinco de Mayo

3.6 (28 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


Marco loves the food, parades, and fun of Cinco de Mayo. This year he's one of the dancers. As he listens to the mariachi music, Marco thinks of the brave Mexicans at the first Cinco de Mayo. Find out the different things people do to celebrate this holiday!

-- "Journal"
show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 160 x 230 x 5.08mm | 100g
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • 0761385800
  • 9780761385806
  • 733,152

Review quote

A Mexican American boy celebrates Cinco de Mayo with his family. The colorful cartoon-inspired graphics show round-faced Marco dressed in costume to dance in a street celebration filled with easily identifiable images (a Ferris wheel, balloons, food stands, floats, and flags). The first pages introduce the holiday with child-friendly art and a map of North America. In an awkward, odd transition, Marco's cousin Diego tells him the story behind the holiday to help his performance if he 'felt afraid.' His brief summary of the Mexican military success against France 150 years earlier thankfully leaves Marco proudly brave with 'feet ready to dance.' The book ends with images of the celebration--a taco-eating contest and fireworks with Marco's happy family. Instructions for making maracas are appended. Websites are included (Sesame Street's classic Cinco de Mayo video is rather dated). An age-appropriate introduction to the holiday for the youngest of readers. --School Library Journal

-- "Journal"
show more

Rating details

28 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 21% (6)
4 29% (8)
3 39% (11)
2 11% (3)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X