Tina and the Scarecrow Skins / Tina y las pieles de espantapájaros
by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman
Illustrations by Alex Pardo DeLange
Spanish translation by José Juan Colin
Publication Date: October 31, 2002
Imprint: Piñata Books
Trim Size: 8 ½ x 11
A charming bilingual tale from popular children’s author, Ofelia Dumas Lachtman.Look Inside
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About The Book
In a little green house in a city by the sea, Tina searches for a friend. The tall buildings crept in like weeds and ruined the neighborhood. The bulldozers crushed the houses of Tina’s friends, causing them to leave. Now, Tina sits alone on the front stoop of her house. Then one day, while working in her mother’s garden, Tina sees a young girl next door. Tina is captivated by this girl, Little Bell, with her funny names for things and her imagination. But Mamá does not approve of Little Bell, saying, “That girl needs to learn proper talk” and “That girl needs some suitable clothes.”
When Tina invites Little Bell to the house for dinner without her mother’s permission, Tina senses problems ahead. Then when one of the most important items for the dinner preparations goes missing and Little Bell wants to help, Tina groans. What will Mamá say when Little Bell brings home her “scarecrow skins” to help make tamales?
Ofelia Dumas Lachtman and Alex Pardo DeLange once again team up to give us a lively story about an unusual friendship.
“Tina’s mother and family are able to enjoy their traditional Christmas tamales and learn to accept differences among people”
OFELIA DUMAS LACHTMAN was born in Los Angeles of Mexican immigrant parents. Dumas Lachtman is the author of five other bilingual picture books, Big Enough/Bastante grande (Piñata Books, 1998), the four books in the Pepita series: Pepita Talks Twice/Pepita habla dos veces (Piñata Books, 1995), Pepita Thinks Pink/Pepita y el color rosado (Piñata Books, 1998), Pepita Takes Time/Pepita siempre tarde (Piñata Books, 2000) and Pepita Finds Out/ Lo que Pepita descubre (Piñata Books, 2002).
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, ALEX PARDO DeLANGE was raised there and in Buenos Aires, Argentina before coming to the United States, where she graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She now lives in Gainesville, Florida with her husband and three children. In addition to her art for the Pepita Series with Ofelia Dumas Lachtman, she is also the illustrator of Sip, Slurp, Soup Soup/Caldo, caldo, caldo (Piñata Books, 1997), by Diane Gonzales Bertrand.
AR Quiz #60561 | ATOS English: 3.1 | ATOS Spanish: 3.1 | ATOS IL: LG