How does cereal with orange juice or a pretzel covered cake sound?

Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash (Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual in Spanish) is the story about a unique little girl named Marisol McDonald, her unusual birthday, and her doting love for Abuelita. When Marisol’s birthday approaches, she wants nothing more than to have abuelita by her side. Unfortunately, Marisol’s grandma is all the way in Peru and bringing her to the United States can prove to be challenging. Yet nothing can stop Marisol, her occurrences, and her determination for making her 8th birthday party the best one yet. Will Marisol decide the theme of her birthday on time? Will Abuelita make it? I cannot give that away, but you will for sure fall in love with the girl and her ‘Chullo’ (Peruvian hat).

Did I mention that this book is filled with amazing vocabulary in BOTH English and Spanish? And finally, in times when teaching children that being unique is O.K., this book could not have exemplified the subject better than it did. Being one-off a kind is really awesome!


Title: Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash (Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual)

Author: Monica Brown

Spanish Translation: Adriana Domínguez

Illustrator: Sara Palacios

Language: English and Spanish

Publisher/Year: Children’s Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc. (New York,      2013)

Ages: 4+

ISBN: 978-0892392735

Hardcover: 32 pages

Price: $15.19

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