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 MagazineContains four of Joe's most popular stories:Do you know what a Terrible Tragadabas is? Or why the bossy rooster Jose 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 TragadabasEl Terrible Tragadabas (Spanish)No Way, Jose!!De Ninguna Manera, Jose! (Spanish)Mariposa, MariposaMariposa, Mariposa (Spanish)Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Oh!!Lunes, Martes, Miercoles, O! (Spanish)Teacher's Guide available!Using a Bilingual Storybook in the ClassroomA Teacher's Guide to Tell Me a Cuento / Cuentame un storySaddlestitched o 0-938317-44-X