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Puede pasarle a cualquiera?
     

Puede pasarle a cualquiera?

by Mar Pavon, Mar Pavaon, Sonja Wimmer (Illustrator)
 

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Balzo accompanies his mother to a store where children cannot touch anything. To avoid boredom, he pretends to be a caterpillar and accidentally bumps his head and makes a mess. Neither his mother nor the shopkeeper notice the bump but instead give Balzo a hard time because of the mess he has made. Imaginative and charming, this story illustrates the importance of

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Balzo accompanies his mother to a store where children cannot touch anything. To avoid boredom, he pretends to be a caterpillar and accidentally bumps his head and makes a mess. Neither his mother nor the shopkeeper notice the bump but instead give Balzo a hard time because of the mess he has made. Imaginative and charming, this story illustrates the importance of forgiving children’s mishaps.

Balzo acompaña a su madre a una tienda donde los niños no pueden tocar nada. Para evitar el aburrimiento, pretende ser una oruga y accidentalmente se golpea la cabeza y hace un desastre. Ni su madre ni el tendero se dan cuenta del chichón, y más bien regañan a Balzo por el desorden que ha causado. Imaginativa y encantadora, este cuento ilustra la importancia de perdonar los contratiempos de los niños.

Lexile Level 880L

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"The contrast of muted and bright colors allows youngsters to focus on what or who is really important in the story. . . . Children will identify with Balzo's plight, while adults can learn an important lesson about patience and tolerance." —School Library Journal (January 1, 2012)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—How boring it is to be stuck in a store and told "DON'T TOUCH!" when the adults surrounding you are touching and grabbing at everything in sight. What's a boy to do? Balzo uses his imagination to make the excursion more bearable, which gets him into trouble—big trouble. He imagines himself transformed into a caterpillar that slides along the floors of a store before becoming a butterfly that flies. His creativity allows readers to see the inner working of a child confronted with the rules of adults. The contrast of muted and bright colors allows youngsters to focus on what or who is really important in the story. The text and surrealistic illustrations work harmoniously to further create this contrast in both worlds. Children will identify with Balzo's plight, while adults can learn an important lesson about patience and tolerance.—Verónica Corral, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, NC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788493824075
Publisher:
Cuento de Luz
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Manuales
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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"The contrast of muted and bright colors allows youngsters to focus on what or who is really important in the story. . . . Children will identify with Balzo's plight, while adults can learn an important lesson about patience and tolerance." —School Library Journal (January 1, 2012)

Meet the Author

Mar Pavon is an author of children's poetry whose works include "D'el.lusio," "Desmadrio," "La gallina Cocorina," "Gargarotes," and "Yeray poeto." Her books have been translated into Portuguese, French, and English. Sonja Wimmer is an illustrator and grap

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