Rosita in Mexico: Cuernavaca
"Rosita felt like a taco all wrapped up in Mama Elena's rebozo shawl." Three year old Rosita Chavez is dark eyed, cute, and cuddly. The Chavez family is desperately poor, struggling to get ahead.
A humorous accident lands Rosita's gradpa, skinny Abuelo Don Juan and his donkey, right in the middle of wealthy Helen Winter's flower beds. The situation ignites a bond of friendship which develops between the two families. Don Juan is pressured by is wife, Lupita, to accomplish that which is beyond his reach.
Wearing her long skirts, an apron and huarache sandals, Rosita's mother, Mama Elena is strong, hard working, loving and kind. Six year old Daniel Winters takes to her immediately. Mama Elena treats Daniel as if he were her own son. He becomes protective of Rosita.
The two families' entertaining adventures exploring the historical sites of the City of Cuernavaca help develop a mutual understanding of their cultural differences. While Rosita and her family struggle to achieve what the Winters take for granted, the Winters on the other hand, begin to change their outlook on life and take pleasure in learning about the people around them. Helen Winters is determined to help the Chavez family in a way that does not hurt their pride.
"Rosita in Mexico" is an educational and emotionally heart-warming book for children ages 9 to 99. Pointing out the cultural differences, the historical wealth, and the geographical diversity of Mexico, this book begins to fill the gap in understanding between the peoples inhabiting the North American Continent.