Borreguita And The Coyote: A Tale From Ayutla, Mexico

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


TO COMMEMORATE THE RELAUNCH OF “READING RAINBOW,” WE HERE AT OUTLOOK-12 HAVE DEDICATED THIS MONTH’S EXTRA LONG SCHOOL LIBRARY SECTION TO BOOKS FEATURED ON THE EMMY AND PEABODY AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM. 

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BORREGUITA AND THE COYOTE: A TALE FROM AYUTLA, MEXICO”
by Verna Aardema Illustrated by: Petra Mathers Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 978-0679809210

In many stories lambs are portrayed as gentle but meek characters who are more often than not the victims that need to be rescued from a larger predator.  But in this tale, the lamb (borreguita) is ready to take on her foe no matter how big or dangerous he might be or how much the odds are against her!  A large but oafish coyote is ready to have lamb for his next meal, but the borreguita uses her wits to trick the carnivore and stay off his menu.  Bold, colorful illustrations compliment the energetic narrative where brains are definitely more powerful than brawns.  In addition, the book has a Spanish glossary to help with pronunciation.