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Ama's Picture Books

My grandmother recently left me her entire collection of picture books and children's literature. The entire collection is comprised of over 300 books. I am attempting to read as many as possible in 2014.

Nine Days to Christmas

Nine Days to Christmas -

by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida


I only learned about Las Posadas this year (from a clue on Jeopardy), so it was exciting to find this book in Ama's collection. I found the description of tortillas interesting (and somewhat inaccurate... they're not really like pancakes). It was a little shocking to think that tortillas would be a foreign food to most Americans in 1959.


The story is good. I like the little interlude in the middle where Ceci pretends to be a duck and all the pops of color in the illustrations, especially on the pinatas.