Little Don Pedro Author:Helen Holland Graham Pedro is a Mexican boy who is not as big or as strong as others of his age. He is brimming with laughter when he is in his own back yard, playing games with his baby sister, Carmencita, and with Chicko, the family burro. But playing with the two bigger boys fills Pedro with despair, for they taunt him with cries of "'fraidy cat!" Maybe he rea... more »lly is a coward, Pedro feels, though his mother explains that everybody - even his beloved cowboy - sometimes is afraid.
How Pedro proves his courage, and his generosity, too (in the village on Market Day, when he faces a jeering crowd of boys and a fierce bull), makes a moving story of universal appeal, which vividly portrays an affectionate Mexican family and their way of life.
The warmth and color of Mexico are strikingly conveyed in the bold, brilliant pictures by Helen Borton, one of the top illustrators in the United States. This is the second book in which Mrs. Graham and Mrs. Borton have combined their talents to produce a distinctive combination of story and pictures for young children.« less