Why Are You Doing That?

Why Are You Doing That?


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554984534
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Pages: 28
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD470L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Elisa Amado is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. Her books have been on the Américas Award Commended List and on USBBY’s Outstanding International Books List. She lives in Toronto.

Manuel Monroy is one of Mexico’s most accomplished, award-winning illustrators whose work has appeared in children’s books, in magazines, on posters, and most recently in animation projects. He has also exhibited his art in Mexico, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Italy, Japan and the Netherlands.

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“Why are you doing that?” asked Chepito as his mother stood at the stove, cooking eggs and frying beans.

“I’m making your breakfast,” answered his mother.

“What for? What for?” sang Chepito.

“These eggs and beans will make you really strong.”

Chepito ate as fast as he could and ran out the door.

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There was his neighbor, Manuel, digging in the ground.

“Why are you doing that?” asked Chepito.

“I’m digging out the weeds that are growing around the corn,” said Manuel.

“What for? What for?” sang Chepito

“Because weeds keep the corn from growing tall and strong. Look at this nice elote,” Manuel said, as he peeled back the husk.

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