Palampam Day by David Gershator, Phillis Gershator, Enrique O. Sanchez |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Palampam Day

Palampam Day

by David Gershator, Phillis Gershator, Enrique O. Sanchez
     
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3Turo knows that something is wrong when he climbs a coconut palm and a coconut cries out, "Don't pick me, mon!" He travels around his Caribbean community, trying to find out why all the animals and plants are talking. He can't bear to eat anything that converses with him, and he is getting hungry! Papa Tata Wanga finally has the answer: it is Palampam Day, a time when all of the languages spoken "under the Caribbean sun" find their way into the unlikely mouths of the animals and vegetables. He tells Turo the magic chant that will end the day, and in the morning, everything is back to normal. Words from the many different languages appear in the text and are translated at the end of the book. This silly story moves quickly and rhythmically, and is accompanied by Snchez's appropriately comic gouache paintings in tropical hues. The unvaried layout, full-page illustration facing text and a spot illustration on white, seems a bit static; but this is a book that will be enjoyed solo or in a group, over and over again.Nina Lindsay, Vista School, Albany, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761450023
Publisher:
Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Accelerated Reader Bks.
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 11.38(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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