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

by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Illustrator Geronimo Garcia

Cinco Puntos Press | August 1, 2009 | Hardcover

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This is a bilingual book for kids and dogs and even their parents. Like all kids, Little Diego and his big sister Gabriela argue over their new dog Sofie. She belongs to me, says Diego. No, she''s mine, says Gabriela. It''s only when Sofie gets really sick that they find out who their tortilla-loving pup really belongs to. Once again, Benjamin Alire Sáenz shows he understands the chemistry and dynamics of family, this time with a dog stirring up the recipe. The illustrationsfor The Dog Who Loved Tortillas are by Geronimo Garcia, who created the characters of Little Diego and Gabriela first introduced in Sáenz''s early best-selling title A Gift from Papá Diego (sixty thousand copies in print). Benjamin Alire Sá enz 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. Saenz lives in El Paso, Texas. Geronimo Garcia is a highly successful and internationally recognized graphic designer. He lives in El Paso, Texas.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 8.4 × 10.4 × 0.4 in

Published: August 1, 2009

Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1933693541

ISBN - 13: 9781933693545

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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

by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Illustrator Geronimo Garcia

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 8.4 × 10.4 × 0.4 in

Published: August 1, 2009

Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1933693541

ISBN - 13: 9781933693545

About the Book

Taking care of a new puppy isn't as easy as Diego and Gabriela imagined.

From the Publisher

This is a bilingual book for kids and dogs and even their parents. Like all kids, Little Diego and his big sister Gabriela argue over their new dog Sofie. She belongs to me, says Diego. No, she''s mine, says Gabriela. It''s only when Sofie gets really sick that they find out who their tortilla-loving pup really belongs to. Once again, Benjamin Alire Sáenz shows he understands the chemistry and dynamics of family, this time with a dog stirring up the recipe. The illustrationsfor The Dog Who Loved Tortillas are by Geronimo Garcia, who created the characters of Little Diego and Gabriela first introduced in Sáenz''s early best-selling title A Gift from Papá Diego (sixty thousand copies in print). Benjamin Alire Sá enz 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. Saenz lives in El Paso, Texas. Geronimo Garcia is a highly successful and internationally recognized graphic designer. He lives in El Paso, Texas.

About the Author

Benjamin Alire Sáenz is a novelist, poet, essayist and writer of children''s books. He has received the Wallace Stegner Fellowship, the Lannan Fellowship and an American Book Award. He teaches at the University of Texas at El Paso, and considers himself a fronterizo, a person of the border.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12