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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

This trickster tale pits a gullible coyote against a deceptively cute lamb. "Mathers... injects [the] fluid, humorous text with her own deliciously skewed point of view," said PW. Ages 4-8.
- fluid, humorous text with her own deliciously skewed point of view," said PW. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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What's a little lamb to do about a fierce coyote that wants to eat her? Why, trick him, of course...and and trick him again...and trick him one more time! Here's a lively retelling of a Mexican folk tale by master story teller Verna Aardema, illustrated in bold, winning colors by Petra Mathers.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 560L (What's this?)
  • Series: Reading Rainbow Books
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dragonfly Books; Reprint edition (January 20, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679889361
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679889366
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is my preschooler's favorite book as of late.
Chelly504
I also liked the illustrations and the fact that this book contains a Glossary with terms in Spanish so it can help teachers and parents pronounce the words correctly.
N. Salazar
I loved them so much, that I wanted to write a letter to Petra Mathers.
Jennifer Cowden

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 16, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a great book! A liitle wooly and cunning lamb outwits a coyote - over and over and over. It's easy enough for children to understand and sophisticated enough for an adult to read over and over and over and just one more time mom, please. The illstrations will make you laugh out loud.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn McFarland on July 18, 2000
Format: Paperback
What fun I had reading this book out loud to my daycare kids and watching them giggle and howl each time the borreguita tricked the coyote.
This book is a classic to read aloud and share with all kids.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By aaa-Pam TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 6, 2005
Format: Paperback
I so wanted my children to like this book. The artwork is attractive and I like to expose them to literature from other cultures, but they just did not take to it.

Although the story is fresh and has its amusing side, my son would just wonder away and no one (either the 3 y.o. nor the 5 y.o.) asked for it to be read again, even after multiple readings. (I don't assume that they will take to a book the first time.) Further, my daughter, who is the sensitive sort, was bothered by the fact that the coyote wanted to eat poor little borreguita.

We love "Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain" by Verna Aardema but that book has more of a rhythmic cadence that this book lacks and perhaps that is why it was not a hit in my house.

That said, you can see from the other reviews that other children loved it. And it is not that this is not a good book, but if your children are like mine you just might want to try it out at the library first.
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By Chelly504 on January 29, 2015
Format: Paperback
This is my preschooler's favorite book as of late. I read it at least three times a week and I don't mind at all. Little borreguita is clever, I hope this is the lesson to be taken from this book, so I try to emphasize to my little one the myriad strategies one can take when faced with a problem (i'm positive that she could care less). Nonetheless..

Hands down the best part of this book, and the reason that my 14 year old also listens in on this story, is because I can make a mean accent with coyote and borreguita's dialogue. Even I have to stop and laugh. It's a funny book. By the middle, my 14 year old is in tears begging for me to stop.

It's an entertaining and cute story.
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By Persop on December 18, 2011
Format: Paperback
If you appreciate the art work illustrated on the book cover image it could be one of many reasons an adult and or child may find enjoyment. The art work, story, themes, humor and thoughts of hope are worthwhile, helpful and entertaining. One helpful consideration is it appears to be readily available at libraries as well as available at an affordable price. The author, illustrator, publisher, translator and bookmaker are all to be commended.
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This book is very funny and is very imaginative. Very interesting to read folktales from my country Mexico that I even didn't read before. I also liked the illustrations and the fact that this book contains a Glossary with terms in Spanish so it can help teachers and parents pronounce the words correctly. I would love to read this book among 4 year old preschoolers and children in Kindergarten.
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This Latin American trickster tale will amuse children and adults alike. Borreguita uses her wits to outsmart a bigger and seemingly more powerful Coyote. Children may be able to find a text-to-self connection if they have ever felt bullied. As with most folk lore, children may need some gentle guidance to get to the meaning of Borreguita's actions and Coyote's mishaps.
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