From the bestselling author ofDragons Love Tacoscomes a whimsical re-telling of the chupacabra folktale, written in a blend of English and Spanish
A long time ago, a girl named Carla lived on a goat farm with her father, Hector. One night, a goat disappeared from the farm and turned up flat as a pancake. Only one creature could do that--El Chupacabras, the goatsucker!
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I love this book so much. I have to get my own copy.
Oh, wait a minute. This book is... strange. Yes, it is in both English and Spanish, but it changes from one language to another mid-sentence and midstream. Huh. Well, this would be great for an audience that is moderately bilingual. Yet what about all those who aren't too fluent in one of those languages? Well, sorry to say, the book is not so great for ...more
Love me some chupacabras though. #XPhileforLife
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Carla lives with her father Hector on a farm with goats. One night they hear a creepy sound and when they wake in the morning one of the goats has been made into a goat pancake. Hector proceeds to tell Carla about “el Chupacabras”, or the goat sucker, who attacks goats, not killing them, but makes them ...more
Plus, chupacabras. Such a great animal of legend! And here with his dainty vest and tea cup.
As a unique format for the bilingual picture books, the sentences are split by language. Instead of a whole sentence in English, then the same sentence in Spanish, the sentences are divided. The first one is half ...more
One thing that bothered me: it was never explained how El Chupacabras got back ...more
It is written in a bilingual format, although a ...more
Culture: Mexican folktale inspired
What a fun blend of English and Spanish that features the feared Chupacabra who eventually comes to save the town from enlarged, magicked goats. The flow of the text and the fusion of English and Spanish in one line, then flipped in the other line, encourages readers to read both sentences--mirroring the brain's ability to translate fast without needing to actually translate every word. A fascinating style of writing paired ...more
This book was interesting to read. It was in English and Spanish. Part of a sentence was in English and then would switch to Spanish, then the sentence was repeated where the English part was in Spanish and the Spanish part in English. Pretty cool....if you're trying to learn the language.