Niño's Mask

"Nino aspires to play the role of the perro in the Fiesta of the Tigre in his small Mexican village. Despite being told that he must wait until he is older, he is determined to perform the part of the animal that ensures the success of the corn crop by chasing the tiger out of town. He carefully watches the local mask maker, and when ready, carves and paints a mask of a dog to wear during the festivities…Outlined in black and featuring bright blues, greens, pinks, and yellows, they suggest the vibrant color and detail of Mexican folk art." — School Library Journal

Age Level: 3-6
Publisher: Dial