Geography, Read Your World

Maria the Matador By Anne Lambelet

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Back of Book:
Maria loves tea parties and dancing and wearing her hair in pigtails, but more than anything in the world…Maria loves churros.
She’ll do anything to get her hands on more of them, even enter a bullfight. To win, she must outsmart the other matadors who don’t think she’s big enough, fast enough, or strong enough. With determination and creativity, spunky Maria will dance her way to victory―and into readers’ hearts.
I received a copy of this picture book from author Anne Lambelet in exchange for an honest review.
My Review:
This is a beautiful diverse picture book that shares an important message with readers about how to approach difficult situations. Maria chooses to focus on her positive qualities instead of all the things she isn’t great at. In doing this, she succeeds in completing her goal. The illustrations are colorful and whimsical. I love that the end of the book teaches readers that some challenges can be faced and conquered using different approaches than normal responses. This is a fantastic book to use in any growth mindset unit.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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