What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

by Carmen Tafolla, Amy Cordova
     
 

What can you use to dress up,
play hide-and-seek,
carry baby brother,
and DANCE with?

A rebozo!

In a playful celebration of a vibrant culture, a young girl and her family show all the things they do in their daily lives with a rebozo, a traditional Mexican woven shawl. Lively prose and rich illustrations honor a warm and

Overview

What can you use to dress up,
play hide-and-seek,
carry baby brother,
and DANCE with?

A rebozo!

In a playful celebration of a vibrant culture, a young girl and her family show all the things they do in their daily lives with a rebozo, a traditional Mexican woven shawl. Lively prose and rich illustrations honor a warm and colorful cultural icon.

You can do almost anything with a rebozo—and a little imagination!

 

 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Para los ninos, Tafolla and Cordova weave together a delightful swirl of color, rhythm, and rhyme, delightful as a rebozo. —-Pat Mora
School Library Journal

K-Gr 1
With flowing color, as vibrant as the cloth it describes, Córdova's illustrations pay a tribute to the traditional Mexican shawl. Each page follows a young girl as she describes daily activities from the creative to the practical, utilizing a rebozo as a wardrobe accessory over her shoulders and through her hair. The pages feature the imaginative games of a child: as a tunnel between chairs, a superhero's cape, a slide for a bed, or a cradle for baby brother. Pictures of family life frame simple rhythmic text, and rich bands of jewel-toned acrylics highlight and demonstrate both the versatility of the shawl and the warm family relationships. The book includes a short history of the garment and cultural traditions.
—Mary ElamCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582462202
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
9.38(w) x 10.81(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Read an Excerpt

What can you DO with a rebozo?

Mama spreads it like a butterfly to pretty up her dress for Sunday morning...

or wraps it into a cozy cradle forbaby brother, so her hands are free...to weave a braid for me!

Baby brother ducks under a rebozo to play hide-and-seek!

And do a peekaboo peek!

Big sister twirls a rebozo ‘round and ‘round

and ropes it through her shiny hair.

Meet the Author

Carmen Tafolla is a widely anthologized Mexican-American poet, with poems and stories for children and adults appearing in more than two hundred anthologies. A recipient of the Art of Peace Award, she has been recognized by the Texas Book Festival, Wellington International Poetry Festival, and the National Association of Chicano Studies. She enjoys inventing uses for her rebozos in San Antonio, Texas, where she lives with her husband, children, mother, and many pets in a hundred-year-old house.

Amy Cordova is an artist and art educator who has spent many years exploring culture, community, and sense of place. She lives in northern New Mexico, where she and her partner, Dan Enger, own a gallery brimming with their bold and colorful works. She also lives with two magical Chihuahuas, Unica and Onesimo, who fill her days with happy inspiration.

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