The Color and Feel of Mexico

Mellow Yellow Monday


Definition:


Pertaining to traditional Mexican dance music, usually played by a small band of strolling musicians dressed in native costumes. Here they are in their charro suits. Mariachis,  the essence of Mexico and its people. It is something cultural, spiritual and traditional that is unique to this country, an experience not to be missed.

 Our daughter took this photo just at the right time. Oh, to be serenaded by musicians singing from their hearts in the town square!

Blue Monday

 Definition:

A papier-mâché or other type of container that is decorated, filled with toys and or candy, and then broken as part of a ceremony or celebration. Piñatas are most commonly associated with Mexico, but its origins are considered to be in China

Another sweet Grandson of mine, enjoying a wonderful moment with this colorful pinata. What fun he and how he loved the children.

Off We Go To Mexico

Paperback Book $7.99

Book Sharing Monday

Off We Go to Mexico!

An Adventure in the Sun

Travel to Mexico and discover its many wonders, from the amazing monarch butterflies in the Highlands to a mariachi show in the village square. The rhyme and lyricism of the text is complemented by endnotes about the history of the country, national fiestas, and a glossary of simple Spanish vocabulary.

Ages 4 to 10 years
Written By: Laurie Krebs
Illustrated By: Christopher Corr

This cool book offers a wonderful rhyme with bold, colorful illustrations, filled with information of the cultural traditions of Mexico. A great bilingual book with a map included.  

You can order the book here. Right now there's a sale going on until Feb. 15, 2012, including free shipping. It's Barefoot Books Winter Sale.

Happy Reading! 






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15 comments:

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    Happy Blue Monday, D.

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  2. Beautiful blue!! We're heading to Mexico on Sunday.

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  3. Enjoyed all the things you shared today. However, the highlight of the show is that precious child.

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  4. O.K., I'll head on over to your blog.

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  5. Handsome young fella.!

    Please come and see my yellow entry. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  6. What a little cutie next to that bright piñata! Great post!
    Robin

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  7. awww! the little boy is so cute and beautiful book too :-) Visiting late from MYM, hope that you can return the visit too.

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  8. beautiful blues especially the little boy, he is a cutie :-) visiting late this time from Blue Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

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  9. Oh I love a good mariachi band serenading me as I eat a lovely meal ;-)

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