Big Enough: Bastante Grande


When a treasured pinata is threatened, little Lupita discovers that she is big enough to help her mother.

When a treasured pinata is threatened, little Lupita discovers that she is big enough to help her mother.

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When a treasured pinata is threatened, little Lupita discovers that she is big enough to help her mother.

When a treasured pinata is threatened, little Lupita discovers that she is big enough to help her mother.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
La Paloma, a special pi±ata with a carved wooden head, is all that the family has left of Papa. The pi±ata hangs in the restaurant run by Lupita's mother. Lupita wants to help, but she is always told that she isn't big enough; one day when her mother's helper is out, Lupita dons an apron and starts to carry a load of dirty dishes, but she drops the tray. Shamed and hidden from view, she sees Mr. Grubb steal La Paloma. Thanks to Lupita's quick wits and speed, she is able to help her Mama and the police chief catch the thief. Everyone then agrees that Lupita is "big enough." A story that most kids will relate to as they fantasize about being big enough to do many things. A bilingual story (Spanish/English).
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2--Lupita is sure that she is big enough to help at her mother's Mexican restaurant, but her mother doesn't agree. "Too, too little," and "Muy, muy chica," she says. Of course, the girl proves that she is indeed "bastante grande" and "big enough" when she catches a thief and spoils his attempt to steal the family's prized pinata. The plot of this Spanish/English bilingual picture book is somewhat contrived, but it is still enjoyable. Although Sanchez is one of the most distinguished Hispanic picture book illustrators in the United States, these illustrations fall short of his usual outstanding work. Many of the full-paged drawings lack his typical luminescence and tenderness, and some of the characters' faces are stiff and unrealistic. An additional purchase.--Denise E. Agosto, formerly at Midland County Public Library, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558852211
  • Publisher: Arte Publico Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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