Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate

Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate

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by Dianne De Las Casas, Holly Stone-Barker
     
 

The cacao bean was the secret food of the Aztec gods in Mexico. But the little blue frog told the villagers about the secret. This colorful picture book reveals the legend of chocolate to young readers.  See more details below

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The cacao bean was the secret food of the Aztec gods in Mexico. But the little blue frog told the villagers about the secret. This colorful picture book reveals the legend of chocolate to young readers.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—The Sun God loves his cacao tree; every day he eats the beans out of the pods, enjoying the chocolate flavor. When the Wind God suggests that he share this treasure with the people of Earth, the greedy Sun God refuses ("The cacao is not meant for humans!"). The Wind God transforms himself into a blue frog and goes off to tell a group of children about the delectable treat; the children, in turn, spread the word about the Sun God's secret delicacy. Inspired by Aztec and Mayan art, Stone-Barker's bright, cut-paper, collage illustrations bring this folktale to life. The changing text sizes, fonts, and colors add to the art, and onomatopoeia helps the story flow with imagination. Spanish words are sprinkled throughout the text, placing the tale solidly in the Mexican culture. This is a picture book with a high-interest subject and plenty of storytime appeal. An author's note and recipe for Mexican hot cocoa are included.—Lora Van Marel, Orland Park Public Library, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455614592
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 8 Years

Meet the Author

Dianne de Las Casas is a celebrated author, storyteller, and recording artist. Her CDs Jump, Jiggle & Jam and World Fiesta have been named School Library Journal "Audio of the Week" recordings. She performs arts-in-education programs and residencies at schools, libraries, festivals, museums, and special events and is a frequent presenter at the International Reading Association, American Library Association, and other literary and education conferences.

Holly Stone-Barker is a cut-paper and collage artist and graduate from the Pratt Institute in New York City. A former teacher, she has experience working for various design firms, creating logos, coloring books, and magazine covers. She lives in Zachary, Louisiana.

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