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A Marvelous Mexican Misunderstanding

Mexico’s Story Box

Hermelindo, Ajolote Plushie

China’s Child

Shui, Spotted Seal Plushie


Mexico’s story box

A box bursting with toys, games, activities and wonders. An out-of-this-box funtabulous gift for every little and the perfect introduction to the Mexican culture.

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Discover Mexico’s wonders

Discover the Day of the Dead and Mexico’s wonders while following young Adri as he uncovers the biggest misunderstanding… in the history of misunderstandings!


Cultural Awareness

Teach children about different cultures early on, helping them grow into open-minded, 21st century adults.


Introduce children to alternate realities, diverse ways of being and living, and help them learn acceptance and tolerance.  

Outside the box thinking 

Allow children to imagine and inhabit different situations and environments, nurturing their ability to think differently.

Constructive Imagination

Cultivate children's imagination with whimsical wonders of every day life from distant parts of the world.


It's a buddiful world, after all... 

At Worldwide Buddies, we create fictional, educational picture books with characters from different countries that introduce little ones to the diverse realities and wonders of the world. These take children through an unforgettable adventure, discover, learn, and laugh with their hearts. As for the toys? They bring the stories to life, and are specially designed to inspire play and spark curiosity!

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Parents, children and teachers are already in love with the first story:

Reading A Marvelous Mexican Misunderstanding together made us laugh. It also helped our kids understand the holiday better. They knew how Adri felt during it, and more about why it’s important to his family. Which made it feel more important to them.
— Cassidy Sevier, Teacher and Blogger
I got engaged with the main character since the beginning and I was anxious to see what happens next! Worldwide Buddies has made a really good job and very thorough research. The drawings are beautiful!
— Ana Laura Calderon, Editor, Director and Producer
As a teacher of Spanish, I love this book as it is amusing and gently makes fun of Adri’s misunderstanding to reveal the wonder of the Day of the Dead festival. I’ll certainly be sharing it with my learners. It also leads into a pertinent discussion about our fears that fit well with the SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) agenda here. I look forward to reading more Worldwide Buddies books!
— Lisa Stevens, Reviewer
The story box is amazing! The book, the packaging, the content... everything! This was the best gift our children received in some time. We can’t wait for the next one.
— Nicole, Mom of 2