Burro's Tortillas
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What do you get when you cross The Little Red Hen with a burro and his friends? Burro’s Tortillas! In this humorous Southwestern retelling of a childhood favorite, Burro finds it difficult to get any help from his friends as he diligently works to turn corn into tortillas. Young children will love the repetition; older children will enjoy the book’s many puns. In addition to its Southwestern “flavor,” the delightful story imparts an accurate picture of the traditional way that tortillas are made. A Spanish/English glossary and a simple recipe for making tortillas are included in the “For Creative Minds” section.

This fictional story with rhyming text includes a 3-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 27-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Burro’s Tortillas is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Written by Terri Fields, Illustrated by Sherry Rogers
32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 3-7, Grades PK-3, Lexile: - 540, AR: 3.0, F&P: O
   
Hardcover 9780976882398 $15.95  
Paperback 9781934359181 $8.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628553727 $9.95  
EBook 9781607182665 $6.95  
Spanish EBook 9781628550979 $6.95  
Keywords:   rhythm, adapted story, Little Red Hen, perseverance, social-emotional skill development, corn, making food, character, work, moral, recipe, change in matter, corn development
Animals in the book:   bobcat, burro, coyote, jackrabbit
Vetters:   Thanks to Elizabeth Wolanyk, Director of Education and Research at the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture for verifying the accuracy of the information in this book.

Reviews:

In addition to the important message about helping one's friend, there are fun puns throughout the book and a "For Creative Minds" section for older children that includes a recipe for tortillas. - Nola Baby Magazine

Humor, wit, and all-in-all fun abound in this twist on The Little Red Hen story when Burro seeks out his friends the bobcat, coyote, and jackrabbit to help him make tortillas. Expect this book to fly off the shelves in classrooms and libraries. - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

What a delightful way to learn aspects of another culture and language. A delightful, must have book for home and school libraries. - Children's Book Reviews

Author/Illustrator Info:

Terri Fields has written nineteen books which have garnered a number of awards including the Maud Hart Lovelace Award for Middle Grades Fiction, the Georgia Children's Choice Award, being named to the Recommended Reading List for Chicago Public Schools, the TAYSHAS (Texas) Reading List, the Southwest Books of the Year List, and as one of the 100 Top Kid Picks in Children's Books in Arizona. In addition to Tornado Tamer, she has written Burro's Tortillas and The Most Dangerous for Arbordale. A long time desert-dweller, Ms Fields has enjoyed sharing her books with children all over the world. In addition to writing, Ms. Fields is also a educator who has been named Arizona Teacher of the Year, ING Education Innovator for Arizona, and been selected as one of the twenty teachers on the All-USA Teacher Team of the nation's top educators. Terri Fields has worked with students in first through twelfth grades. Ms. Fields sees the world around her in terms of the wonderful stories it reveals. Visit Terri's website.

Sherry Rogers spent twelve years as a corporate graphic designer and artist before “leaving it all behind” for the freelance world of illustrating children’s books. Through illustrating The First Fire, Sherry remembers her own ancestor, Na Ni, a Cherokee woman from the mountains of North Carolina. Some of Sherry’s other Arbordale titles include The Penguin Lady, Ten for Me, Hey Diddle Diddle, Newton and Me, Moose and Magpie, Paws, Claws, Hands & Feet, and The Deductive Detective; as well as her award-winning titles: Sort It Out!, Kersplatypus, Burro’s Tortillas, and If You Were a Parrot. Sherry lives in Northern California with her family and their pets. Visit her website at sherry-rogers.com.

 


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