"Food for thought for monolingual mouselingsnot to mention their parents and teachers." Kirkus Reviews
"This story is a celebration of diversity that invites audience participation and has great potential as a readers’ theater piece for the younger set. Recommended." Library Media Connections
"Carling’s mixed-media paintings create a cozy Latin American environment for Chico’s family." Publishers Weekly
"Based on a Mexican American folktale, this entertaining cat-and-mouse story features Little Chico . . . who saves the day by using his 'bilingual' talent." Booklist
About the Author
Pat Mora is an award-winning author, the founder of Día (El día de los niños, El día de los libros / Children’s Day, Book Day), and an honorary member of the American Library Association. Her most recent book, Abuelos, illustrated by Amelia Lau Carling, won the International Latino Book Award for Best English Picture Book, a Library Media Connection Editor’s Choice Award, and it was named a Críticas Magazine Best Children’s Book. She's also the author of The Race of Toad and Deer (La carrera del sapo y el venado) and The Night the Moon Fell (La noche que se cayó la luna). She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Libby Martinez writes children’s books and poetry. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford Law School. She lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Amelia Lau Carling is an accomplished author, illustrator, and graphic designer. She lives in Westchester County, NY.