For 25 years Cinco Puntos Press in El Paso has published books related to border life. They've covered everything from women of the Mexican Revolution and border violence to graphic novels for young adults. I visited their small downtown press last year and loved these books - below - for my kids.Using handpainted Oaxacan wood figures little ones familiarize themselves with the alphabet and learn each words Spanish counterpart.
Such good gift ideas. In fact, I think my dear friend Monica should expect something like this for her daughter's upcoming 1st bday.
And I love how this book, The King of Things, is inspired by the Mexican loteria.