The Runaway Piggy / El cochinito fugitivo (English wholesale and outlet online sale Spanish Edition) online sale

The Runaway Piggy / El cochinito fugitivo (English wholesale and outlet online sale Spanish Edition) online sale

The Runaway Piggy / El cochinito fugitivo (English wholesale and outlet online sale Spanish Edition) online sale
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The sun shines through the windows of Martha''s Panaderia onto the shelves of freshly baked treats. The bakery holds tray after tray of hot Mexican sweet bread-- conchas, orejas, cuernitos, empanadas, and cochinitos--all ready for hungry customers.
In the classic tradition of The Gingerbread Man, James Luna''s piggy cookie leaps off the baking tray and takes the reader on a mad dash through the barrio, past Lorenzo''s Auto Shop, Nita''s Beauty Salon, Leti''s Flower Shop, and Juana''s Thrift Shop.
The telephone repairman, the bus driver . . . each person the piggy encounters is greeted by his laugh and the repeated refrain: "Chase me! Chase me down the street! But this is one piggy you won''t get to eat! I ran away from the others and I''ll run away from you!" The cochinito fugitivo avoids being eaten by the long line of people chasing him through the neighborhood streets . . . until he meets a crafty little girl named Rosa!
Children--and adults too--will delight in the clever piggy''s escape from Martha''s Panaderia in this entertaining re-telling of a familiar story set in a colorful Latino neighborhood. A recipe to make Mexican gingerbread pig cookies is included in both English and Spanish.

Review

"The story of The Gingerbread Man gets a lively Mexican makeover in this bilingual tale." --Publishers Weekly

"The runaway cookie in this Mexican bakery is a soft, brown, stubby-tailed piglet as impertinently bold and smug in his continual escape as his Gingerbread Boy cousin. [A] bouncy dual refrain extends the familiar cumulative text, rendered in both English and Spanish… Deep opaque acrylic paintings of a colorful barrio and its residents in pursuit add the right amount of cultural flavor to this vivid Latino retelling." --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

JAMES LUNA is an elementary school teacher in Riverside, California. This is his first published book.



LAURA LACAMARA is a Cuban-American artist and author. Floating on Mama''s Song / Flotando en la cancion de mama, her picture book illustrated by Yuyi Morales, was published by HarperCollins in 2010. The Runaway Piggy is the first picture book she has illustrated. Laura lives in Venice, California, with her family.

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