Burro's Tortillas

Burro's Tortillas

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by Terri Fields, Sherry Rogers
     
 

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What do you get when you cross The Little Red Hen with a burro and his friends? Burro's Tortillas! In this humorous Southwestern retelling of a childhood favorite, Burro finds it difficult to get any help from his friends as he diligently works to turn corn into tortillas. Young children will love the repetition; older children will enjoy the book's many puns. In…  See more details below

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What do you get when you cross The Little Red Hen with a burro and his friends? Burro's Tortillas! In this humorous Southwestern retelling of a childhood favorite, Burro finds it difficult to get any help from his friends as he diligently works to turn corn into tortillas. Young children will love the repetition; older children will enjoy the book's many puns. In addition to its Southwestern “flavor,” the delightful story imparts an accurate picture of the traditional way that tortillas are made. A Spanish/English glossary and a simple recipe for making tortillas are included in the “For Creative Minds” section.

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Those looking for a Southwestern or Mexican variant of The Little Red Hen will find it here. Burro, dressed in overalls and a chile-bedecked shirt, calls his friends to help him pick the corn to make tortillas: "Whinee aw ah aw. Mis amigos-vengan aqu'." Bobcat, coyote and jackrabbit in turn respond, "Yo no," and add punning explanations. "I've really got to hop along," says the jackrabbit. The silly illustrations are bland, but the corny text moves briskly. The main interest is in the cultural variation on the traditional story, and the demonstration of the process of making tortillas. An appendix contains information on corn, a recipe for tortillas and a Spanish-English vocabulary page with space to write (which could be a problem for libraries, although instructions for downloading the worksheets are also included). "Yo," as the jackrabbit says, "Hare's looking at you, let's eat!" (Picture book. 4-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934359181
Publisher:
Arbordale Publishing
Publication date:
06/20/2007
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
535,344
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Terri Fields (Burro's Tortilla) has written seventeen books which have garnered a number of awards including the Maud Hart Lovelace Award for Middle Grades Fiction, the Georgia Children’s Choice Award, being named to the Recommended Reading List for Chicago Public School, the TAYSHAS (Texas) Reading List, the Southwest Books of the Year List, and as one of the 100 Top Kid Picks in Children’s Books in Arizona. A long time desert-dweller, Ms Fields has enjoyed sharing her books with children all over the world. In addition to writing, Ms. Fields is also a educator who has been named Arizona Teacher of the Year, ING Education Innovator for Arizona, and been selected as one of the twenty teachers on the All-USA Teacher Team of the nation’s top educators. Her high-school English students have won local, regional and/or national creative writing awards for thirty-four consecutive years. Ms. Fields sees the world around her in terms of the wonderful stories it reveals.

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