Search Results: 5 books from 1 publisher. Learn more

Juan Bobo Sends the Pig to Mass

Ari Acevedo (author), Tom Wrenn (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874838831

In Puerto Rico, there are many stories about Juan Bobo, a young man with a good heart, but little common sense. In this tale, Juan Bobos mother tells him to take care of their pig while she goes to church. When the pig wont stop grunting, Juan Bobo decides that the pig must want to go to church as well.

Spicy Hot Colors

Sherry Shahan (author), Paula Barragan (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874838152

Colors explode off the page in this energetic, jazzy picture book introducing readers to colors in both English and Spanish. In a style brimming with rhythm and syncopation, author Sherry Shahan introduces nine colors by interweaving images and dance steps. Ecuadoran artist Paula Barragns illustrations capture the rhythm and vivacity of the text. This book, which Publishers Weekly called a feast for the eyes and ears, received a NAPPA Gold Award and was featured on the PBS Kids program "Between the Lions".

Fiesta!

Paula Barragan (author), Paula Barragan (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874838619

A colorful romp celebrating traditional festivals and holidays in Latino culture with a festival for each month of the year, written in both English and Spanish.

Cool Cats Counting

Sherry Shahan (author), Paula Barragan (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874837575

A splashy, colorful, rhythmic illustration of numbers 1-10 in both English and Spanish

Emerald Lizard

Pleasant DeSpain (author)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874835526

For the past three decades, Pleasant DeSpain has explored Latin America its people, customs, cultures, and especially the myths and legends. The tales in this collection are full of compassionate souls, tricks and humor, explanations of nature and geography and as always, memorable characters and places. Mario Lamo-Jimnez's Spanish translation that accompanies the English version reverberates with the rich, vibrant quality that has become the bench mark for the best stories from Latin America.