Just so happened that I found this wonderful book at the library just in time for Cinco de Mayo. What is really great is that we are also on our Focus on Folktales unit and this fit in *oh so nicely*. We found the trickster element and important life lesson hidden inside of this tale that is a Mexican Revolution version of Stone Soup, but with a bit more flavor! Ariba! ^_^
Go to Eric A. Kimmel's webpage to find the Teacher Guide to this and other fab tales.