Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico
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Book ISBN: 9780679889366
Author(s): Verna Aardema
Document type: Trade Paper
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Tricking the Trickster: Borreguita and the Coyote
It's tough to tell who's the underdog in this colourful folk tale full of character and cleverness: the hungry coyote or the spunky lamb. We love them both!
Just One More Book! Children's Book Podcast (Amazon.com)
Be smart & stay alive
This book was a family favorite whem my boys were toddlers but it is good for older cildren as well. I recently took this book, along with others for a read-in-day(adults come to read to the children)to a seventh grade class which was comprised of youngsters with a limited English understanding; they howled with laughter and loved it. The simple tale from Ayutla is great for all ages of children who still posses a twinkle in their eyes when the underdog comes out on top. The lamb demonstrates his cunning to trick the coyote and save his life. Besides the good story the book is full of fantastic artwork that will captivate a youngsters imagination despite the onslought of electronic media. Recommended for city, county and school libraries, and of course families who enjoy reading to their children.
Enrique Torres (Amazon.com)
Lovely artwork and story
My one year old insists on us reading this book to him at least 5 times a day. He stares at the pictures and loves when we read it playing each of the characters. We wish they would publish a board book version. We need to buy a new copy as he has ripped out of couple of pages carrying the book all over the house with him.
Monkey Puppet (Amazon.com)
A beautiful mexican folktale
This book is very funny and is very imaginative. Very interesting to read folktales from my country Mexico that I even didn't read before. I also liked the illustrations and the fact that this book contains a Glossary with terms in Spanish so it can help teachers and parents pronounce the words correctly. I would love to read this book among 4 year old preschoolers and children in Kindergarten.
N. Salazar (Amazon.com)
The Borreguita and the Coyote
I so wanted my children to like this book. The artwork is attractive and I like to expose them to literature from other cultures, but they just did not take to it.
Although the story is fresh and has its amusing side, my son would just wonder away and no one (either the 3 y.o. nor the 5 y.o.) asked for it to be read again, even after multiple readings. (I don't assume that they will take to a book the first time.) Further, my daughter, who is the sensitive sort, was bothered by the fact that the coyote wanted to eat poor little borreguita.
We love "Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain" by Verna Aardema but that book has more of a rhythmic cadence that this book lacks and perhaps that is why it was not a hit in my house.
That said, you can see from the other reviews that other children loved it. And it is not that this is not a good book, but if your children are like mine you just might want to try it out at the library first.
Pam Tee (Amazon.com)
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