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The piñata that the farm maiden hung

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2019
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Audiovisual j DVD PINATA
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  j DVD PINATA
This educational, bilingual story features a young farm maiden and her cadre of animals who come together to craft a festive piñata for a surprise birthday party. Incorporates Spanish to make learning the language easy and fun.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In a familiar poetic format, award-winning Vamos amusingly illustrates how piñatas are made, while deliberately introducing some Spanish vocabulary and Mexican culture. The story starts as a short rhythmic verse that gradually translates terms. For instance, one page reads, "This is the boy / who shaped the clay / to make the piñata . . ." while the subsequent verses change boy to niño and clay to barro . Once the hard work of making the piñata is done, the family and farm animals can get down to the main event: a surprise party! Serra 's lush, warm illustrations in a saturated palette depict the enthusiastic people and animals who help make the piñata, which also will help readers pick up on the definitions of the Spanish words. The lively text and colorful art are engaging on their own, and the additional lessons in language and culture make this particularly useful for a classroom or group storytime. Instructions for making a piñata, as well as a glossary and pronunciation guide, round out this cheery, welcoming offering.--Vivian Alvarez Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Like Vamos's The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred, this companion borrows the cumulative style and cadence of "The House That Jack Built" to introduce a Mexican tradition and Spanish vocabulary. Readers are swept into the anticipatory fervor as humans and animals eagerly pitch in to make a piA±ata. The latter have the most amusing roles: a goose contentedly mixes flour and water to make a paste, which holds together paper that is feverishly shredded by a cat perched on a rooftop and then bound by rope that a sheep placidly braids. The plot's accelerating momentum comes to a jarring halt when the characters nap before the piA±ata is decorated and filled, but the pace picks up again when they awaken to finish the job. The lilting narrative and vivid, mixed-media art by Serra (Inky's Great Escape) together facilitate the translation as words introduced in English appear in Spanish on the following page, with buoyant, folksy pictures providing the context. Though readers may be puzzled by the community shouting "Sorpresa!" at the very person who helped to organize the party, the energetic verse and whimsical art create an entertaining offering. Ages 4-8. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Pinatas -- Juvenile films.
Farm life -- Juvenile films.
Domestic animals -- Juvenile films.
Pinatas -- Drama.
Farm life -- Drama.
Animals -- Drama.
Children's films.
Animated films.
Short films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Holland, OH :2019
Edition Bilingual edition, Widescreen.
Other Titles Piñata that the farm maiden hung.
Contributors Vamos, Samantha R., author.
Serra, Sebastià, 1966- illustrator.
Blake, Marisa, narrator.
Vamos, Samantha R. Piñata that the farm maiden hung.
Dreamscape Media, publisher.
Participants/Performers Narrator, Marisa Blake.
Other Contributors Director, Andy T. Jones.
Audience Ages 3-8.
Language English
In English and Spanish dialogue; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Based on the book by Samantha R. Vamos.
System Details DVD, wide screen presentation.
DVD-R (might not be compatible with all players); widescreen presentation.
Description 1 videodisc (17 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781974955817
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