Si le haces una fiesta a una cerdita, te pedirá unos cuantos globos. Cuando le des los globos, querrá decorar la casa. Tan pronto termine, se pondrá su vestido favorito. Luego llamará a sus amigos: Ratón, Alce y muchos más para invitarlos a la fiesta. Este simpático personaje del libro Si Le Das Un Panqueque a Una Cerdita, regresa, y ¡ahora quiere celebrar una fiesta! Laura Numeroff y Felicia Bond han creado otra magnífica historia para esta cerdita adorable siguiendo la línea del famoso cuento Si le Das una ...
Si le haces una fiesta a una cerdita, te pedirá unos cuantos globos. Cuando le des los globos, querrá decorar la casa. Tan pronto termine, se pondrá su vestido favorito. Luego llamará a sus amigos: Ratón, Alce y muchos más para invitarlos a la fiesta. Este simpático personaje del libro Si Le Das Un Panqueque a Una Cerdita, regresa, y ¡ahora quiere celebrar una fiesta! Laura Numeroff y Felicia Bond han creado otra magnífica historia para esta cerdita adorable siguiendo la línea del famoso cuento Si le Das una Galletita a un Raton.
In this whimsical and delightful Spanish book, children will love to read about the adorable pig who wants to have a party. The undertaking of this feat is unraveled page by page through text and illustrations. The simplistic, colorful, and welcoming style of illustrations will appeal to young readers. The text is engaging and keeps readers following along as to what will be needed in order to have this festive celebration. Balloons, a nice party dress, friends to invite, and, of course, fun, are the ingredients any party must have, and all are presented in the text pages. Yet in this story, there is a stop at the fair, ice cream to be bought, a game of hide and seek, dinner, a sleep over, and a pillow fight (among other things) before getting to the celebration. Readers can practice making predictions as to what will happen next in the development of the story page by page. This book makes a superb read aloud for the classroom or home.
Laura Numeroff is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the If You Give . . . series, including The Chicken Sisters and Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. She loves to play tennis and travel and lives in Los Angeles, California. A portion of her royalties will be donated to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that promotes children's literacy.
Laura Numeroff, autora de numerosos libros para niños, entre los que se incluye la conocida serie Si le das . . . , The Chicken Sister y Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. Vive en Los Angeles, California, donde le encanta montar a caballo, leer biografías y jugar con sus mascotas. Parte de las regalías obtenidas por este libro serán donadas a First Book, una organización nacional sin ánimo de lucro que promueve el amor por la lectura.
Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children. In addition to the If You Give . . . series, she has also illustrated, among other titles, Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and Little Porcupine's Christmas by Joseph Slate. She's the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. An avid animal lover, reader, and cook, she lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Felicia Bond ha ilustrado muchos libros para niños. Aparte de la conocida serie Si le das . . . , también ha ilustrado Big Red Barn por Margaret Wise Brown y Little Porcupine's Christmas por Joseph Slate. Es la autora e ilustradora de los libros Poinsettia: The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play y Tumble Bumble. Le encantan los animales, los libros al igual que cocinar. Vivió en Nueva York durante muchos años, y ahora vive en Austin, Texas, y Santa Fé, Nuevo México.
If you give a series-prone author an inch, she'll take a mile -- and fortunately for fans of Laura Numeroff's books, she took her concept and is still running with it. Her aphoristic animal stories show what happens when you give a little something ... and get a big list of follow-up requests.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and its companion titles have become favorites not only of parents, but of teachers who like the books' visual elements and domino-effect storylines. Numeroff's other popular titles, What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best and What Grandpas Do Best/What Grandmas Do Best, are loving paeans to activities shared with adults.
A would-be fashion designer who grew up in Brooklyn and now lives in California with a mini-menagerie of pets, Numeroff's stock in trade is her "silly imagination" and her love of animals. Her versatility as a storyteller has been enhanced by the fact that she works with different illustrators, though it also means that all Numeroff titles may not suit the same reader. Her anthropomorphic stories often capitalize on fantasy, but she also has a knack for rhyme, evident in particular in her books Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers and Chimps Don't Wear Glasses.
Numeroff doesn't seem to run out of ideas for ridiculous situations to put people and animals in, nor does she stop celebrating what's special about family relationships. This is what will keep readers coming back to her titles, series-oriented or not.
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Numeroff says her parents instilled a love of science and stamp collecting in her as a child, and she has grown into a collector as an adult. Among her collections: stuffed animals, old photographs, autographed children's books, and Halloween masks.
As a teenager, Numeroff was inspired by her sister to become a fashion designer, leading to her attendance at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn for college. "Unfortunately," she says, "I hated everything about the fashion department and I couldn't sew to save my life!" Instead, she took a class on writing and illustrating books for children. Her first effort, about the tallest girl in the third grade, was sold before Numeroff graduated. (Amy for Short is now out of print.)