Tag Archives: Spanish

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach

A lovely Cuban folktale about spilling coffee on a suitor’s toes to reveal their true nature is retold by Carmen Agra Deedy in lively and interesting prose. Although the story is about finding a husband, it dispells other myths of … Continue reading

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Little Roja Riding Hood

We needed a modernized version of the classic fairy tale, and Little Roja Riding Hood is a funny, bilingual take. Even non-Spanish speakers will love the text, because all of the Spanish words are worked expertly into the rhyming text (a bonus … Continue reading

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Señor Pancho Had a Rancho

Señor Pancho Had a Rancho is a fun mash up of Old MacDonald Had a Farm with verses in Spanish and English. A pronunciation guide and author’s note complete the farmer dance. Written by René Colato Laínez and illustrated by … Continue reading

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