Pepita Takes Time / Pepita, siempre tarde

by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman

Illustrations by Alex Pardo DeLange

Spanish translation by Alejandra Balestra

ISBN: 978-1-55885-304-9
Publication Date: December 31, 2000
Pages: 32
Imprint: Piñata Books
Trim Size: 8 ½ x 11
Format: Hardcover
Ages: 3-7

Another bilingual picture book for children featuring the strong-willed Pepita.

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About The Book

Pepita’s back again! (Sorry it took her so long.) Yes, we know that you’ve been waiting and waiting, but now the heroine of Pepita Talks Twice has arrived once more to amuse and enchant readers aged 3 to 7.

Yes, yes, you’re quite right: Sometimes recently (not out of laziness, of course, just out of curiosity at the big strange world around her) it seems that Pepita just can’t stop dawdling, dragging her heels, poking around, staring off into space, and¾well, just plain taking time.

But so what if she’s a little late to breakfast . . . late to school . . . even late getting back home again? After all, Pepita thinks, that doesn’t hurt anything, does it? But eventually Pepita learns from her best friend Sonya (introduced in Pepita Thinks Pink) that “taking time” can also mean taking time away from other people, and even cheating herself as well. And she finds that taking time may not be as much fun as sharing it with her family and friends.