Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Illustrator: Joe Cepeda
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: 2001
Genre: Picture Book
Awards: American Library Association Notable Children's Book (2002)
Overview: In this bilingual conversion of English and Spanish, meet Rosa Maria in her tiny little house and spend every day of the week preparing for a birthday party extravaganza! Learn how to make a birthday cake, fresh lemonade, enchiladas, rice and beans, and a piñata for this family celebration that truly shows how big the heart can be. Be careful, though, not the let the mice get in the way.
Reviewer’s Name: Nadeline Fleischer