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The Resource The dog who loved tortillas : La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas / Benjamin Alire Sáenz ; illustrations by Geronimo Garcia

The dog who loved tortillas : La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas / Benjamin Alire Sáenz ; illustrations by Geronimo Garcia

Label
The dog who loved tortillas : La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas / Benjamin Alire Sáenz ; illustrations by Geronimo Garcia
Title
The dog who loved tortillas
Title remainder
La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas / Benjamin Alire Sáenz ; illustrations by Geronimo Garcia
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Alire Saenz ; illustrations by Geronimo Garcia
Title variation
Perrita que le encantaban las tortillas
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • When Gabriela and her brother Little Diego get a puppy named Sofie, they fight over who she belongs to, but when Sofie gets very sick they find the answer
  • Gabriela y su hermano Diego tienen una perrita nueva llamada Sofie pero los dos no la quieren compartir
Award
Land of Enchantment Book Award (New Mexico), Picture Book category, 2013.
Review
  • K-Gr 3 –A captivating bilingual book with close family relationships and unconditional love at its core. When Gabriela and Diego ask for a dog, their parents tell them that they will have to share, which the siblings reluctantly accept. The family goes to the Humane Society, where Gabriela chooses the perfect puppy and Diego chooses the perfect name: Sofie. They bathe her, battle for the right to sleep with her, help in her training, and both claim to love her more than the other. While teaching her a trick, the children discover the pup loves tortillas; soon she is known to the entire neighborhood for her gentleness, sweetness, and as the dog who loves tortillas. When Sofie gets sick, the children finally learn to share her. Full-page innovative and colorful clay illustrations will hold the attention of young readers. The Spanish corresponds to the vernacular used by some Hispanic-American communities in the Southwest of the U.S. One of its characteristics is the elimination of conjunctions and articles used in standard Spanish. Both versions have a few typos.–Narda McCarthy, Para Los Ni ños, Broward County, FL --Narda McCarthy (Reviewed October 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 10, p118)
  • Diego Domínguez from A Gift from Pap á Diego (1998) returns in this bilingual sequel that sees the boy’s family gaining a new member—a puppy from the Humane Society named Sofie. Diego and his older sister, Gabriela, both want a dog of their own, but agree to share (“But it will be more mine , Diego thought. But it will be more mine , Gabriela thought. Diego smiled at his sister. She smiled back at him”). Though the siblings initially find Sofie difficult to train, they learn that the puppy (like the rest of the family) is a big fan of Mrs. Domínguez’s homemade tortillas, which they use to help her learn tricks. The length of Sáenz’s text almost makes the book read like a short story—one that ably portrays mischievous sibling dynamics, a love of animals and the ways families come together during difficult times (Sofie falls ill at one point). Set against colorful solid backdrops, Garcia’s clay artwork has an appropriately homey quality that keeps the focus on the siblings and their beloved pet. Ages 5–10. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed August 10, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 32, p54)
  • A new dog, Sofie, joins the family introduced in A Gift from Papá Diego (1998), to the absolute joy of the children, Little Diego and Gabriela. Though there is much competition between siblings as to whose dog she is and who loves her more, the controversy quickly ends when Sofie becomes seriously ill and the family endures two days and nights of anxiety and fear. Love, moral support and a bit of faith bring the drama to a happy conclusion while brother and sister gain insight into the sharing of all the responsibilities and joys of pet owning: Too many tortillas may not be such a good thing for the rambunctious puppy. Garcia's signature folk-inspired, sculpted clay illustrations depict a lovably goofy little mutt; rounded shapes—heads, dog bed, tortillas and more—combine with a warm palette to create a cozy, comforting atmosphere that reflects the traditions of Mexican-American family life described in the dual English/Spanish narrative. A universal message with a Latino flavor. (Picture book. 5-8) (Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2009)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
343288
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 520L
  • Decoding demand: 70 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 66 (high)
  • Syntactic demand: 82 (very high)
  • Structure demand: 79 (high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Language note
  • Text in English and Spanish
  • Texto en inglés y español
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 3
Reading level
2.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Garcia, Geronimo
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dogs
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Sharing
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Spanish language materials
  • Perros
  • Animales
  • Compartir
  • Hermanos y hermanas
  • Familia
  • Mexicano-americanos
Target audience
preschool
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
= La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas
Label
The dog who loved tortillas : La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas / Benjamin Alire Sáenz ; illustrations by Geronimo Garcia
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Little Diego Book"
  • "Un Libro de Dieguito"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
767984
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
36 pages
Isbn
9781933693545
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008056036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781933693545
  • (OCoLC)268791265
Label
The dog who loved tortillas : La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas / Benjamin Alire Sáenz ; illustrations by Geronimo Garcia
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Little Diego Book"
  • "Un Libro de Dieguito"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
767984
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
36 pages
Isbn
9781933693545
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008056036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781933693545
  • (OCoLC)268791265

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