The Bobbsey Twins have some new neighbors in Lakeport, a Mexican family, the Castillos. The twins make friends with the Mexican children, and even learn a little Spanish. When it’s time for the Castillos to return to Mexico, they invite the Bobbsey twins to visit them on their hacienda.
I enjoyed this book a lot, because I grew up in Mexico as a child. The Bobbsey twins visit the same area in Mexico where I grew up, Mexico City D.F. They visit the pyramids at Tenochtitlan where I have been many times, and Bert even climbs the Pyramid of the Sun which I myself have climbed many times. Reading this book made me so homesick!
I only wish that the twins spent more time in Mexico. They don’t actually go to Mexico until the second half of the book. They spend a lot more time at home in Lakeport going to a fair and getting stuck on the ferris wheel and seeing a midget theater show.
I love the sweet and simple plot lines, and how the writing is very straightforward. It’s so nostalgic to read a Bobbsey Twin book!