"In this bilingual counting picture book, a young boy counts to twelve in anticipation of his birthday party: one piñata filled with candy; two hours until the party; three tables set for all of the guests, etc." - Provided by the publisher.
From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—What kid doesn't love a piñata? In this birthday party counting book, simple text and colorful art carry the day. The illustrations are an interesting mix of drawings with colored-added photography. The protagonist is the birthday boy, and it is a very Latino-inspired celebration, counting items such as trompos, burbujas, canicas, y primos (tops, bubbles, marbles, and cousins). Especially enjoyable is the inclusion of the popular Latino piñata song, hence the title. ... This book would make a good supplemental purchase for libraries serving Latino communities or those with users learning about Latino customs and celebrations.—Maricela Leon-Barrera, San Francisco Public Library
"Mateo's birthday is full of excitement, family and many things to count in English and Spanish. With minimal bilingual text, readers count along throughout Mateo's birthday fiesta. The full-spread illustrations capture Mateo's enthusiasm and the work his family has put into preparing such a lively party. ... A contemporary and festive Latino birthday celebration." --Kirkus Reviews