Mexico-Pequena the Burro (Multicultural Children's Book)

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"I'm only a burro," says Pequena. "Useless as a broken toy. Common as a washrag." With that moment of self-doubt our shaggy little heroine begins a journey of self-discovery that will speak to any child who has ever wondered, Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going?

Pequena's wise friend Sabio tells her about the strength, the steadfastness, and the capacity for hard work that were the burro's important contributions to the building of Mexico, and Pequena soon gets a chance to call upon that heritage and to prove that being a burro is a great gift.

Mexico City is the setting for Jami Parkison's inspiring story, and the heritage of that metropolis leaps from every colorful page. Award-winning illustrator Itoko Maeno presents a grand tour of Chapultepec Park- a cultural treasure from the time of the Aztec emperors- and creates a festive grand finale for Pequena's story at the Dia de la Independencia parade in the historic heart of the capital city.

Pequena will introduce children to the heritage of the burro and of Mexico and spark their curiosity about the "gold and silver shoes" of their own heritage.

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The author, Jami Parkison, a native of Kentucky, now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she works as a writer and publisher. For more than twenty years, her essays and articles have appeared in professional journals and popular magazines in the United States and Great Britain. Parkison is the author of several adult books, including one about the Santa Fe Trail. She is also president of Acorn Books, publishers of The Great Heartlanders Series of biographies for children. Her books published by MarshMedia include Inger's Promise and Amazing Mallika.

The illustrator, Itoko Maeno is the illustrator of more than a dozen children's books, including Minou, Kylie's Song, Clarissa, Hana's Year, and My Way Sally. Born in Tokyo, Japan, she received a B.A. in graphic design from Tama Art University. Since her arrival in the United States in 1982, Maeno has focused on watercolor illustration. This award-winning illustrator is the subject of Meet the Artist: Itoko Maeno, produced by Marsh Film Enterprises, Inc.

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Itoko Maeno's festive and beautiful illustrations make you want to reach out and pet Pequea or perhaps go visit Chapultepec Park in Mexico City. --Small Press Magazine, Fall 1994

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