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Tuesday, May 1, 2012


This is a fun book to read to celebrate cultural customs!  The Piñata!

Hooray, A Piñata!   By Elisa Kleven
Clara wants a piñata for her birthday party.  She picks out a piñata shaped like a cute little dog.  She names him Lucky.  They go everywhere together.  She plays with him and pretends to feed him.  She loves him.  The day of her birthday party finally arrives.  She doesn't want to stuff him with candy and let everyone break him.  If she keeps Lucky then there will not be a piñata at her birthday party.  What should she do?

Extending the Reading Experience
Follow-up writing activity.
Please click on the blackline master below to make FREE copies. It will link you to teachers pay teachers where you can download the free page from Picture Book Reviews With Writing Connections.

Make enough copies for your students.  (There are 2 pages with 2 kinds of writing lines.) Have your students write about what kind of piñata they would choose.  What would they do with their piñata?  Then have your students draw a picture of their piñata.  Students can share their writing and picture with a partner or the class.

Happy Reading!


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  2. It's a fun book to read to your class. I will be happy to visit your blog.