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Posted October 27, 2004
As an English teacher, I am dismayed by the dwindling number of students who are familiar with classic folktales, fairy tales, and fables. This multicultural approach to Red Riding Hood is fun to read, fun to teach, and the illustrations are enchanting.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 11, 2004
Posted September 8, 2004
You'll find many uses for this tantalizing new twist to an old tale. As you follow clever Isabel along her daring journey through the Chihuahuan Desert, you'll get a taste of the culture, animals, and language that make the Chihuahuan Desert the heart of the Southwest.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 22, 2009
ISABEL AND THE HUNGRY COYOTE (Isabel y el coyote hambriento) by Keith Polette, illustrated by Esther Szegedy. Raven Tree Press, 200 S. Washington - Suite 306, Green Bay, WI 54301; www.raventreepress.com; firstname.lastname@example.org. 2004. 32 pp. $16.95 hardcover, ISBN 0-9724973-0-7. English/Spanish glossary. The children's tale of Little Red Riding Hood is given a Hispanic twist, with Isabel as Red Riding Hood complete with a red hood. Basic Spanish words and phrases are inserted into a text which is about ninety percent English. 'Picking flores [flowers], the girl in the red hood sang softly.' 'This caperuza roja [red hood] keeps the sun from my face,' Isabel tells the coyote. The Spanish terms are defined in the glossary at the end of the tale. In keeping with its Hispanic twist, Isabel escapes from the malevolent coyote by pouring the basket of tamales and chile sauce she is carrying to her grandmother's into his mouth as he opens it wide to seize her. As the coyote runs away yelling, 'Fuego! Fuego! [Fire! Fire!],' Isabel escapes to her grandmother's, where the two make more tamales.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.