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 widely anthologized Mexican-American poet, with poems and stories for children and adults appearing in more than two hundred anthologies. A recipient of the Art of Peace Award, she has been recognized by the Texas Book Festival, Wellington International Poetry Festival, and the National Association of Chicano Studies. She enjoys inventing uses for her rebozos in San Antonio, Texas, where she lives with her husband, children, mother, and many pets in a hundred-year-old house.
Amy Cordova is an artist and art educator who has spent many years exploring culture, community, and sense of place. She lives in northern New Mexico, where she and her partner, Dan Enger, own a gallery brimming with their bold and colorful works. She also lives with two magical Chihuahuas, Unica and Onesimo, who fill her days with happy inspiration.