Quiero Ayudar!/Let Me Help!

By Alma Flor Ada; Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)
(Children's Book Press (CA), Hardcover, 9780892392322, 31pp.)

Publication Date: March 2010

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Description
"Let me help! Let me help!" Perico learns this phrase from little Martita, who's been saying it a lot lately. When the whole family scrambles to prepare for Cinco de Mayo, Perico knows there must be some way he can help -- even if he is just a parrot. Perico tries to help "abuela" make delicious "tamales." He tries to help craft beautiful paper flowers for the barge his family will take down the San Antonio river. He even tries to help the boys practice their mariachi number on the porch. But at every turn Perico is shooed away, until he finally figures out how he can add to the Cinco de Mayo fun. Acclaimed children's book author Alma Flor Ada's tale is the story of every young reader who has been told he or she is too little or too young to help. Angela Dominguez's vibrant paintings glow with the rich colors of the southwest. "Let Me Help!/Quiero ayudar!" is a joyful, rhythmic, read-aloud you can celebrate year-round.



About the Author
Alma Flor Ada is an internationally published children's book author. She is the recipient of several prestigious honors, including the Pura Belpre Award, the Christopher Award, the Jose Marti World Award, and the Museum of Tolerance Award. She lives in Lucas Valley, California.

Alma Flor Ada es una autora de libros para ninos reconocida y publicada internacionalmente. Ha recibido varios premios prestigiosos en Estados Unidos, entre ellos, el Pura Belpre y el Jose Marti. Alma Flor vive en San Francisco, California.



Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and now resides in San Francisco. She has illustrated several books for children and is author and illustrator of "Maria Had a Little Llama". As a child, she loved reading books and making a mess creating pictures. She's delighted to still be doing both.
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