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What Can You Do with a Rebozo?by Carmen Tafolla
Synopses & Reviews
A cradle for baby, a superhero's cape, a warm blanket on a cool night-there are so many things you can do with a rebozo. Through the eyes of a young girl, readers are introduced to the traditional shawl found in many Mexican and Mexican-American households.
Lively rhyme and illustrations as brightly colored as the woven cloths themselves celebrate a warm cultural icon that, with a little imagination, can be used in many different ways.
Bilingual edition available Spring 2009. Reviews & AwardsPura Belpre Honor Book for Illustration: 2009Awarded by the American Library Association, the Pura Belpre honors Latino authors and illustrators whose work portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children's books.
What can you use
to dress up,
carry baby brother,
and DANCE with?
In a playful celebration of a vibrant culture, a young girl and her family show all the things they do in their daily lives with a rebozo, a traditional Mexican woven shawl. Lively prose and rich illustrations honor a warm and colorful cultural icon.
You can do almost anything with a rebozo--and a little imagination!
About the Author
CARMEN TAFOLLA is a poet whose stories for children and adults have appeared in more than two hundred poetry anthologies. She lives in a hundred-year-old house in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, children, mother, and many pets.
AMY C?ìRDOVA is a self-taught fine artist who lives in the mountains of northern New Mexico. She is the illustrator of Abuelita's Heart, among many other picture books.
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