Sebastià Serra

Sebastià Serra has illustrated more than seventy children's books in many countries including Inky's Great Escape: The Incredible (and Mostly True) Story of an Octopus Escape; A Pirate's Twelve Days of Christmas; and A Pirate's Night Before Christmas. His work has been displayed in museums, at universities, and in special exhibitions.

Books by This Illustrator

The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung

Illustration of a young girl hanging a piñata.
Illustrated by: Sebastià Serra
Age Level: 3-6
Language: English

A young girl sets out on errands for the day, and while she's gone, the farm maiden prepares a piñata from scratch with help from a boy, horse, goose, cat, sheep, and farmer. After they all fall asleep in the afternoon sun, they must scramble to finish preparations in time--just as the girl arrives back to her surprise party. Key English words change to Spanish as the cumulative verse builds to the celebratory ending. With the familiarity of "The House That Jack Built," the tale cleverly incorporates Spanish words, adding a new one in place of the English word from the previous page.