Manana, Iguanaby Ann Whitford Paul, Ethan Long (Illustrator)
A lazy trio loses out in this clever update of the story of the Little Red Hen with a Mexican twist. A glossary of Spanish words is included
!Caramba! Iguana is planning a fiesta. Tortuga the tortoise, Gonejo the rabbit, and Gulebra the snake all want to come. But do they want to help Iguana deliver invitations or stuff the pinata or cook the food? No, no, and no!
A lazy trio loses out in this clever update of the story of the Little Red Hen with a Mexican twist. A glossary of Spanish words is included.
Carolyn Mott Ford
"Has a lot of appeal...a first choice for all libraries" --School Library Journal
- Live Oak Media
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- 10.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Ann Whitford Paul was a social worker before becoming a writer. Kirkus Reviews called her text for
Mañana Iguana “clever” and said it is “an excellent chance for young readers ... to learn some Spanish vocabulary.” Ann Whitford Paul writes poetry, picture books, and easy readers for children. Some of the picture books she wrote are "The Seasons Sewn: A Year in Patchwork," "All by Herself," and "Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet." She lives in southern California.
Ethan Long is an illustrator and cartoonist. The children's books he has illustrated include "The Day My Runny Nose Ran Away" by Jason Eaton and "Stinky Smelly Feet" by Margie Palatini. School Library Journal said his illustrations for "Oh Yeah!" by Tom Birdseye "bust with energy" and are "deliciously menacing." He lives with his family in Florida.
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Iguana decides to celebrate Spring with a Fiesta. Rabbit, tortoise, and snake believe it is a great idea to have a party too, until it is time to do the work. The lazy trio learn a lesson in this Mexican version of The Little Red Hen. Long's illustrations are bright, colorful and feature pop-eyed, expressive characters. A glossary of Spanish words, including the days of the week appear at the beginning of the book making this a great choice for those first grade students studying our neighbors to the South. Myriad classroom activities might include planning a fiesta, writing invitations in Spanish, making a pinata and colorful decorations. The story will also generate lots of audience participation during storytime. Expect noise level to increase as the youngsters anticipate what will be said next. It is great for prediction skills. Those children familiar with a more traditional version of The Little Red Hen, such as: Byron Barton's or Paul Galdone's will enjoy comparing and contrasting them with Manana,Iguana. For fun add in Little Red Hen Makes A Pizza and there should be endless possiblities for Vend Diagrams. This a good selection for elementary school libraries and classrooms, as well as, public libraries.