Tell Me a Cuento / Cuéntame un Story

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Pub Date: 10/01/1998

Pages: 64

Trim: 8 x 10

Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press

Imprint: Cinco Puntos Press

ISBN 13: 9780938317432

ISBN 10: 0938317431

Price: $11.95 / $15.99 CAN

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic

Tell Me a Cuento / Cuéntame un Story

By Joe Hayes, Geronimo Garcia

Price: $11.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

The perfect resource for parents who despair of getting their children to sit still and listen. The stories, colorfully illustrated in a sharp, bright style reminiscent of cut-paper art, bring with them an interactive approach to storytelling, a clever use of word patterns and rhythms and a boisterous wealth of songs, chants and repeated refrains.—Books for Children, Clemson University

"Tell Me a Cuento is just plain charming. Billed as a bilingual early reader, it also makes a great read-aloud-and-look-at-the pictures book for parents and children."—New Mexico Magazine

Contains four of Joe's most popular stories:

Do you know what a Terrible Tragadabas is? Or why the bossy rooster José can’t go to the wedding of his Uncle Perico? Or who gets to marry the butterfly, La Mariposa—the pig, the dog, the cat or the mouse? Or how come the elves gave the poor woman a pot of gold? Well, good news! Nationally known storyteller Joe Hayes teams up with illustrator Geronimo Garcia to answer all these questions with four of his most popular tales told in English and Spanish. Also available in single-book form while supplies last, these four stories have now been anthologized for the first time.

The Terrible Tragadabas
El Terrible Tragadabas (Spanish)

No Way, José!
¡De Ninguna Manera, José! (Spanish)

Mariposa, Mariposa
Mariposa, Mariposa (Spanish)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Oh!
¡Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, O! (Spanish)

Teacher's Guide available!
Using a Bilingual Storybook in the Classroom
A Teacher’s Guide to Tell Me a Cuento / Cuéntame un story
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About the Book

Joe's irresistible characters jump to life in Geronimo Garcia's vibrant and colurful illustrations.

Author

Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers. He grew up in a small town in southern Arizona where he learned Spanish from his classmates. As he got older, Joe began gathering old stories from the Southwest. Joe has earned a distinctive role as a bilingual storyteller. Antonio Castro L. was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and has lived in the Juarez-El Paso area for most of his life. He has illustrated dozens of childrens' books including Pájaro Verde and Treasure on Gold Street. Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers. He grew up in a small town in southern Arizona where he learned Spanish from his classmates. As he got older, Joe began gathering old stories from the Southwest. Joe has earned a distinctive role as a bilingual storyteller.

Geronimo Garcia is a highly successful and internationally recognized graphic designer. Like he did for Sáenz’ highly successful A Gift for Papa Diego (60,000 in print) he hand-crafted the little clay figures and created the colorful book design The Dog Who Loves Tortillas. He lives in El Paso, TX.