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Uno, Dos, Tres, Posada!

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A posada is an important Latino holiday tradition that happens all over the world on each of the nine nights before Christmas. There's a lot to do every night before the party can begin, and here a little girl guides us through each step—from putting out poinsettias to hanging the piñata—as she counts to ten in English and Spanish. Young readers can follow along by countin ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 14th 2006 by Viking Books for Young Readers
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Dec 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Spanish-speaking patrons are always so pleased when I read this at holiday story times, so I try to do it whenever it seems necessary!
Morgan Colon
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book, "Uno, Dos, Tres, Posada!" by Virginia L Kroll is an amazing multicultural book for children. The book takes place in the home of a latino family who is celebrating the posada. A Posada is a latino Christmas holiday that is very important to that culture. The story follows a young girl who explains how to prepare for the Posada using English language, and some Spanish counting.

In the endpages, the author even goes into depth about the history of the Posada and its importance. The photo
Kris Dersch
Nicely integrated Spanish vocabulary, including the numbers uno through diez make for a nice introduction to the tradition of Posadas. Ordinarily I don't like rhymes so much but the rhymes can help facilitate English-speaking kiddos pronunciation of the Spanish words. Would be a good addition to holiday storytimes. ...more
Jan 04, 2020 rated it liked it
I like the bilingual counting. It has a basic rhyme structure. I teach a little bit about las posadas in my classroom and it is very lecture-based. This book would give me an option to make it a little more interactive for the students if I had more copies. 3 and a half stars
I was happy to find such a fun, accessible look into Las Posadas for my preschoolers. It's a great mix of Spanish and English text, and the counting chant will make kids want to read along with you. ...more
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
Festive intro to Los Posadas for me and my kids. I want some poinsettias and the kids want a piñata.
Susan Foster
I like the explanation in the back about the Posada holiday tradition. Great illustrations and combination of English and Spanish words.
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012
I liked that the author's note included all the Spanish vocabulary instead of using a glossary. The two stars are for the illustrations. Otherwise, this book has terrible rhyming and has an "us" and "them" view of culture. Ugh. ...more
Kate Hastings
Nov 12, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Pre-K
Shelves: christmas-books
Count in English and Spanish to discover the Christmas tradition of Las Posadas, celebrated 9 days before Christmas in many Hispanic cultures.
Amy Mccarty
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Combo of rhyming story and counting book that explains this Hispanic themed holiday. I didn't know that posadas originated in Spain, mentioned in the author's note. ...more
This was such a great little story about Christmas that helps teach numbers 1-10.
Whitney Rachel
It's a cute book that melds spanish counting/vocab with cultural traditions surrounding christmas/new year's. it's good for what it is. ...more
Tuyet Tran
Nov 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: culture, holidays
This book teaches children how to count one through ten in Spanish. It embraces the Spanish's culture and relates students to American Holiday, like Christmas. ...more
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Kroll has written numerous children's books since her career started in the mid-80's. Her first book was published in 1992. She started writing when she had her fourth child. Before that, she taught elementary school in Buffalo, NY. She also has written a number of books under the pseudonym Melrose Cooper to mask her tremendous output in so short a time. ...more

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