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Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo!

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In this very cute picture book, a tiny mouse, Chico Canta, saves his entire family from the clever kitten, Little Gato-Gato, when he uses his quick wits and ability to speak another language.

Chico Canta, the youngest of twelve, is a tiny, mischievous, fearless mouse who lives with his family in an old theater. They love to go upstairs to see the plays and echo the audience shouting, “Bravo, bravo!” as the curtain falls.

Mrs. Canta has her hands full trying to keep track of all her children, especially Chico Canta. She is always telling them, “Hurry! Hurry! ¡Pronto! ¡Pronto!” She speaks many languages — not only English, Spanish and Italian, but Spider, Cricket and Moth, as well. And she encourages her children to develop their own language skills. “Bilingual, bravo!” she is always telling them.

One evening, after a wonderful performance of The Three Little Pigs, the mouse family narrowly escapes Little Gato-Gato. But undaunted, and inspired by the production, they decide to mount their own version of the play. A frenzy of sewing costumes and building sets ensues under the direction of Mr. Canta, while Mrs. Canta oversees the cricket musicians, the spider stage crew, and the moths who will be the ushers. But on the night of the play itself, it is tiny Chico who is the star of the show when he spots Little Gato-Gato in the shadows, and uses his own special gift for languages to avert disaster.

Amelia Lau Carlings charming illustrations show the pleasures, fears, antics and glories of Chico Canta and his family, all against the backdrop of the elegant old theater.

A note from author Pat Mora describes how she and her daughter Libby were inspired to write this story together after she read the kernel of this bilingual joke in a book of Mexican American folktales.

Synopsis:

Chico Canta, the youngest of 12, is a tiny, mischievous, fearless mouse who lives with his family in an old theater. They love to go upstairs to see the plays and echo the audience shouting, “Bravo, bravo!” as the curtain falls. Mrs. Canta speaks many languages — not only English, Spanish, and Italian, but Spider, Cricket, and Moth as well. And she encourages her children to develop their own language skills. “Bilingual, bravo!” she is always telling them. One evening, after a wonderful performance of The Three Little Pigs, the mouse family narrowly escapes Little Gato-Gato. But, undaunted and inspired by the production, they decide to mount their own version of the play. On opening night, however, it is tiny Chico who is the star of the show when he spots Little Gato-Gato in the shadows and uses his own special gift for languages to avert disaster.

About the Author

Pat Mora is an award-winning author, the founder of Día (El día de los niños, El día de los libros / Childrens Day, Book Day), and an honorary member of the American Library Association. Her most recent book, Abuelos, illustrated by Amelia Lau Carling, won the International Latino Book Award for Best English Picture Book, a Library Media Connection Editors Choice Award, and it was named a Críticas Magazine Best Childrens Book. She's also the author of The Race of Toad and Deer (La carrera del sapo y el venado) and The Night the Moon Fell (La noche que se cayó la luna). She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Libby Martinez writes childrens books and poetry. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford Law School. She lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Amelia Lau Carling is an accomplished author, illustrator, and graphic designer. She lives in Westchester County, NY.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554983445
Author:
Mora, Pat
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Author:
Carling, Amelia Lau
Author:
Iribarren, Elena
Author:
Martinez, Libby
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Edition Description:
Spanish-Language Edition
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
Spanish
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.75 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 7

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Chico Canta, the youngest of 12, is a tiny, mischievous, fearless mouse who lives with his family in an old theater. They love to go upstairs to see the plays and echo the audience shouting, “Bravo, bravo!” as the curtain falls. Mrs. Canta speaks many languages — not only English, Spanish, and Italian, but Spider, Cricket, and Moth as well. And she encourages her children to develop their own language skills. “Bilingual, bravo!” she is always telling them. One evening, after a wonderful performance of The Three Little Pigs, the mouse family narrowly escapes Little Gato-Gato. But, undaunted and inspired by the production, they decide to mount their own version of the play. On opening night, however, it is tiny Chico who is the star of the show when he spots Little Gato-Gato in the shadows and uses his own special gift for languages to avert disaster.
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