Rebecca Emberley. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $14.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-316-17412-1
A vibrant Spanish-English paper-over-board book, Pinata! by Rebecca Emberley gives a brief history of the pinata's role as a party game, followed by all the goodies with which to stuff one: ""We're putting in candies in beautiful wrappers/ Ponemos dulces en envolturas bonitas."" Each photographic spread features carefully arranged trinkets and other details against a bright red background. Emberley provides a quick guessing game using the aforementioned articles and gives steps for creating pi atas at the end of the book.
Reviewed on: 04/01/2004