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Conejito: A Folktale from Panama
Paperback - English

Conejito might be small, but he definitely has the courage to outwit his bullies. When Conejito begins his school holiday, he goes to visit his Tia Monica--or is it the cakes and cookies he knows she will feed him when he arrives? But Conejito runs into a few obstacles on the way to his auntie's, including Senor Zorro, Senor Tigre, and Senor Leon. Conejito may want to eat Auntie Monica's treats, but Mr. Fox, Mr. Tiger, and Mr. Lion want to eat him With his own quick thinking and a little assist from Tia Monica, Conejito outwits the bigger animals and makes his way safely home. This Latin American folktale from Panama highlight Rabbit's courage and resourcefulness to outwit Fox, Tiger, and Lion. It is also accompanied with a song that young readers will love. This folktale from Panama is a great way to introduce Spanish into your children's vocabulary Award-winning author, Margaret Read MacDonald excels at producing a lyrical story that young readers are encouraged to participate in. In addition, Geraldo Valerio's vivid illustrations instill whimsy and fun with each turn of the page.

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28.19cm x 3.30cm x 0.64cm
Age Group
4 to 7
Preschool to 2nd Grade
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About Author

MacDonald, Margaret Read
Margaret Read MacDonald is a storyteller, author, folklorist, and children's librarian, whom School Library Journal has called "a grand dame of storytelling." Ms. MacDonald is the author of numerous books, including pickin' peas, illustrated by Pat Cummings, and the award-winning book The Parents' Guide to Storytelling. She lives in Kirkland, Washington.

Valerio, Geraldo
Geraldo Valerio is new to Simon & Schuster, but not to children's publishing. Born in Brazil, Geraldo was educated both in his native country and at New York University, where he earned an M.A. in Fine Arts. He began his career in children's publishing in 1995 with the picture book "A Cobra Zola, " published by Le Publishing House. He went on to publish other children's titles for Brazilian publishers. This is his first children's book in the United States. Geraldo lives in Portland, Oregon.

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