Olinguito Speaks Up

Olinguito Speaks Up

by Cecilia Velastegui


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Olinguito Speaks Up by Cecilia Velastegui

Olinguito is a shy and furry animal that sucks his thumb all day long and hides in the treetops of the Ecuadorian cloud forest. No one in the whole world knows that he exists. Olinguito is too shy to let the other creatures know that he has been listening and watching them, and enjoying the tales told by Tomas, an ancient Galapagos tortoise. Tomas loves to tell fantastic stories about the strange creatures of the Galapagos Islands, from the poisonous longnose stubfoot toad to a Pinta Island tortoise named Lonesome George, who no one in the cloud forest has ever seen. When Olinguito hears the other cloud forest animals ridicule Tomas for making things up, he realizes that these are not tall tales—they are memories of creatures driven to extinction. Shy Olinguito is finally moved to speak up in defense of Tomas. This poignant story addresses respect, both for the environment and for our elderly, and explores universal themes of friendship, memories, and finding the courage to speak up.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985176976
Publisher: Libros Publishing LLC
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 1,303,710
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Cecilia Velegui was awarded First Place in Adult Fiction by the International Latino Book Awards in 2012 and 2013. She received her graduate degree at the University of Southern California, speaks four languages, and has traveled to over sixty countries. She lives in Southern California with her family, two alpacas, and eleven other pets. This is her first childrens book.

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Olinguito Speaks Up 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
story of a Galapagos tortoise and  his travels to the cloud forest of Ecuador. Bi-lingual book. look at a new animal discovered in the cloud forest some actual pictures of the animal good resource for classrooms on bi-lingual text.