The Piñata Maker/El Piñatero, George Ancona (1994,1995), 40 pp. --- [age 9-12+]. [Living Mayan Culture] Bilingual in Spanish & English
An excellent bilingual book that tells how "Tio" Ricardo the old piñata maker, makes his beautiful piñatas and helps preserve the traditions of Oaxaca and community through his art Well written with wonderful pictures. These traditions are similar to those in Guatemala and other parts of Central America.
If I found a recipe for the paste, think I could figure out how to make a piñata from the pictures in the book It would probably not be as beautiful as those in the book, ... but it would be fun to try.