Olé! Cinco de Mayo! by Margaret McManis

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Learn about Cinco de Mayo through song-olï ! This fifth of May, join Pablo as he takes his calf, Rodeo, to school for the Cinco de Mayo celebration. When Rodeo wreaks havoc in the building, the students must find the magic charm to calm him down. Vibrant illustrations, along with musical narration, fill this Latino-flavored version of the classic "B-I-N-G-O" round song. This charming book will have you singing and dancing along!


About Margaret McManis

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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. 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.
Published February 27, 2013 by Pelican Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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K-Gr 2—A twist on the children's song "B-I-N-G-O," this story is written in a four-line poetic form and features Pablo, who brings his speckled, white-and-reddish brown Holstein to school to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The rhyme scheme is awkward and does not flow off the tongue smoothly. In the lib...

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