Q: Dear Tito how many times have you made tamales? — Angelica, 7, New York
Tito: Hola, Angelica! I make tamales with my Abuela. (Sssssshhhhh… she has a secret recipe!) I think I have made tamales with her 20 times. No, maybe 30 times. No, 100 times! Well, I don’t remember exactly, but we’ve made a lot of tamales!
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up? — Christian V., 8, PUERTO RICO
Tito: I want to be a teacher when I grow up. Then I could help lots of kids learn to speak both English and Spanish. I guess a pro soccer player would be pretty cool too! What do you want to be when you grow up?
Q: Dear Tito, Como Estas (How are you)? My family and I just moved here in Mexico. I wanted to know what your favorite pet is because I have a tiny Chihuahua. His name is Tito to remind me of you! — Josephina, 7, New Mexico
Tito: Muy bien, gracias. Wow! I can’t believe you named your Chihuahua after me. That’s so cool! I don’t have my own pet, but when I visit Maya and Miguel, I hang out with Paco. He’s kind of like my cousin too!
Q: What is the capital of Mexico? — Hector
Tito: Hi, Hector. Mexico City is the capital of Mexico! I went there a couple of times with my parents. It’s a really, really big, exciting city with a ton of people!
Q: What do you like to do when it’s raining?
Tito: When it’s raining, I usually go over to Maya and Miguel’s and hang out with them. There are lots of things to do together on a rainy day – play with Paco, or draw comic books together, or listen to music. Abuela is usually there too, and sometimes we read stories together.
Q: Tito, are you familiar with Peru? — Rosemery, 11
Tito: My mom just showed me on a map where Peru is. (I knew it was in South America, but I wasn’t sure exactly where!) No, I’ve never been there. My dad visited Peru once, and he said it was awesome. He went to see a place called Machu Picchu, which is a famous, beautiful city which was built hundreds and hundreds of years ago. Someday, I’d like to see it too!