Cinco de Mayo Picture Books
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and the United States to commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is a day of celebration, and a great way to learn about Mexican culture and history. Picture books are a great way to introduce children to the holiday and its significance. Here are some of the best Cinco de Mayo picture books for kids.
1. Cinco de Mouse-O! by Judy Cox
This fun and colorful book follows a group of mice as they celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The mice dress up in traditional Mexican clothing, make decorations, and enjoy a fiesta. The book is full of vibrant illustrations and teaches children about the holiday in a fun and engaging way.
2. Cinco de Mayo: A Mexican Celebration by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
This book is a great introduction to the history and traditions of Cinco de Mayo. It follows a family as they prepare for the holiday, from making decorations to cooking traditional Mexican dishes. The book is full of vibrant illustrations and includes a glossary of Spanish words.
3. Fiesta Fiasco by Ann Whitford Paul
This book follows a family as they prepare for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. The family runs into a few mishaps along the way, but they eventually manage to pull off a successful fiesta. The book is full of humor and teaches children about the importance of working together.
4. The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos by Bob Barner
This book is a great way to introduce children to the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead, which is celebrated around the same time as Cinco de Mayo. The book follows a family as they prepare for the holiday, from making decorations to cooking traditional dishes. The book is full of vibrant illustrations and includes a glossary of Spanish words.