Bilingual English/Spanish. 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.
"Let me help "
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 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 something special to the Cinco de Mayo fun.
Acclaimed 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 Dom nguez's vibrantly hued paintings glow with the rich colors of the southwest. Let Me Help is a joyful read-aloud even the littlest helpers can celebrate year-round.
"Domínguez’s vigorous paint strokes in bold aquas, greens and blues that stand out against the dusty backdrop vibrantly complement this bilingually told story about the Latino fiesta." - Kirkus Reviews
"The vibrant and festive colors used throughout invite readers into the celebration, and the images are true to the people they portray. The bilingual text is fluid in both Spanish and English, and the subject is sure to spark interest in the holiday." - School Library Journal
"Told in a voice that will resonate with eager-to-help young readers and imbued with cheerfully bright illustrations, this delightful tale provides a new spin on Cinco de Mayo traditions. Recommended." - REFORMA Newsletter