A Chihuahua’s Adventures at Christmas
Fiction for young readers. English for young Spanish-speaking readers.
For Chihuahua lovers everywhere. Adults and children enjoy this chapter book for middle readers. Copito, a shy Chihuahua accompanies Maria to her first posada. He witnesses the excitement of Hispanic Christmas preparations before he chases a jack rabbit into the desert and gets lost. Copito is scared. He makes up his mind to find Maria, and his adventures with friendly native animals give him courage. He finds Maria in a live nativity scene on Christmas Eve. An activity section shows how to create piñatas and nativity scenes. The author hopes that this book will bring the season’s warmth, love, and light into families, regardless of religious beliefs or ethnic roots.
Vintage paperback, 1982. Illustrations, how-to-section, bibliography
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