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Sofia and the Purple Dress / Sofia Y El Vestido Morado Hardcover – May 31, 2012
The Battle of the Vegetables
Leeks who believe a cow is one of Santa’s reindeer, carrots who accept an invitation to a party given by rabbits, and a leek and carrot couple whose romance precipitates total vegetable warfare are the hapless protagonists in these satiric, snarky stories. Hardcover
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Diane's published picture books Sip, Slurp, Soup, Soup/ Caldo, Caldo, Caldo, Family, Familia, The Last Doll, Uncle Chente's Picnic, and The Empanadas that Abuela Made have all earned "Best Bilingual Book" Latino Literary Awards. Her collection of bilingual short stories, Upside Down and Backwards, earned Honorable Mention in the Paterson Prize for Young Adults. Other titles include Ricardo's Race/La carerra de Ricardo, We are Cousins/Somos Primos, a bilingual novel, The Ruiz Street Kids, winner of a 2009 Skipping Stones Award and a brand new book, The Party for Papa Luis, recently listed as a finalist for the 2010 Tejas Star Book Award. A new novel for teens, The F Factor, is now published. Both Adelita and the Veggie Cousins and Sofia and the Purple Dress are listed on the Tejas Star Reading lists. A new bilingual story collection for teens, There's a Name for this Feeling was published in July 2014. Upcoming bilingual picture books include Cecilia and Miguel are Best Friends (2014) and A Bean and Cheese Taco Birthday and The Story Circle in 2015.
Her picture books with Raven Tree Press include the award winning, My Pal Victor/mi amigo Victor, and The Park Our Town Built, finalist for the Teas Star Book Award.
Diane is Writer-in-Residence at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. She also loves to visit schools as an author and talk about her books, her family, and the importance of writing down our stories.
Top Customer Reviews
Mis hijas ahora caminan felices de la escuela a la casa, tal como Sofía.
Excelente para familias bilingues.