The Dog Who Loved Tortillas: La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas

by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Illustrator Geronimo Garcia

Cinco Puntos Press | May 29, 2012 | Trade Paperback |

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Diego and his sister Gabriela argue over their new dog Sofie. But it''s only when Sofie gets really sick that they find out who their tortilla-loving pup really belongs to. This is a bilingual book for kids and dogs and even their parents. Once again, Benjamin Alire Sáenz shows he understands the chemistry and dynamics of family, this time with a dog stirring up the recipe. Little Diego and Gabriela first appeared in Sáenz and Geronimo Garcia''s best-selling title ''A Gift from Papá Diego''. "Garcia''s signature folk-inspired, sculpted clay illustrations depict a lovably goofy little mutt; rounded shapes-heads, dog bed, tortillas and more-combine with a warm palette to create a cozy, comforting atmosphere that reflects the traditions of Mexican-American family life described in the dual English/Spanish narrative. A universal message with a Latino flavor." ? ''Kirkus'' "Sáenz''s text almost makes the book read like a short story?one that ably portrays mischievous sibling dynamics, a love of animals and the ways families come together during difficult times. Set against colorful solid backdrops, Garcia''s clay artwork has an appropriately homey quality that keeps the focus on the siblings and their beloved pet." ? ''Publishers Weekly'' "A captivating bilingual book with close family relationships and unconditional love at its core." ? ''Library Journal'' Benjamin Alire Sáenz received three starred ''Publishers Weekly'' reviews in 2008?one for his young adult novel ''He Forgot to Say Goodbye'' (Simon & Schuster) and two for his illustrated book ''A Perfect Season for Dreaming'' (Cinco Puntos Press). Long at the forefront of the emerging Latino literature in the United States, he has received both the Wallace Stegner and Lannan fellowships, and he is a recipient of the American Book Award. His young adult novel ''Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood'' was named one of the Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults in 2005.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 40 Pages, 9.84 × 7.87 × 0 in

Published: May 29, 2012

Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1933693665

ISBN - 13: 9781933693668

Appropriate for ages: 7 - 10

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The Dog Who Loved Tortillas: La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas

The Dog Who Loved Tortillas: La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas

by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Illustrator Geronimo Garcia

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 40 Pages, 9.84 × 7.87 × 0 in

Published: May 29, 2012

Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1933693665

ISBN - 13: 9781933693668

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Diego and his sister Gabriela argue over their new dog Sofie. But it''s only when Sofie gets really sick that they find out who their tortilla-loving pup really belongs to. This is a bilingual book for kids and dogs and even their parents. Once again, Benjamin Alire Sáenz shows he understands the chemistry and dynamics of family, this time with a dog stirring up the recipe. Little Diego and Gabriela first appeared in Sáenz and Geronimo Garcia''s best-selling title ''A Gift from Papá Diego''. "Garcia''s signature folk-inspired, sculpted clay illustrations depict a lovably goofy little mutt; rounded shapes-heads, dog bed, tortillas and more-combine with a warm palette to create a cozy, comforting atmosphere that reflects the traditions of Mexican-American family life described in the dual English/Spanish narrative. A universal message with a Latino flavor." ? ''Kirkus'' "Sáenz''s text almost makes the book read like a short story?one that ably portrays mischievous sibling dynamics, a love of animals and the ways families come together during difficult times. Set against colorful solid backdrops, Garcia''s clay artwork has an appropriately homey quality that keeps the focus on the siblings and their beloved pet." ? ''Publishers Weekly'' "A captivating bilingual book with close family relationships and unconditional love at its core." ? ''Library Journal'' Benjamin Alire Sáenz received three starred ''Publishers Weekly'' reviews in 2008?one for his young adult novel ''He Forgot to Say Goodbye'' (Simon & Schuster) and two for his illustrated book ''A Perfect Season for Dreaming'' (Cinco Puntos Press). Long at the forefront of the emerging Latino literature in the United States, he has received both the Wallace Stegner and Lannan fellowships, and he is a recipient of the American Book Award. His young adult novel ''Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood'' was named one of the Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults in 2005.

About the Author

Benjamin Alire Sáenz received three starred ''Publishers Weekly'' reviews in 2008?one for his young adult novel ''He Forgot to Say Goodbye'' (Simon & Schuster) and two for his illustrated book ''A Perfect Season for Dreaming'' (Cinco Puntos Press). Long at the forefront of the emerging Latino literature in the United States, he has received both the Wallace Stegner and Lannan fellowships, and he is a recipient of the American Book Award. His young adult novel ''Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood'' was named one of the Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults in 2005. Sáenz lives in El Paso, Texas. Geronimo Garcia is a highly successful and internationally recognized graphic designer. He lives in El Paso, Texas.

Appropriate for ages: 7 - 10

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