Book Review: The Bobbsey Twins in Mexico

The Bobbsey Twins In Mexico by Laura Lee Hope

The Bobbsey Twins In Mexico
by Laura Lee Hope
4 out of 5 stars

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!

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