Cochinito Fugitivo

Arte Publico Press
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In the classic tradition of The Gingerbread Man, James Luna's piggy cookie leaps off the baking tray in Martha's Panaderia and takes the reader on a mad dash through the barrio, past Lorenzo's Auto Shop, Nita's Beauty Salon, Leti's Flower Shop, and Juana's Thrift Shop.

Each person the piggy encounters is greeted by his high laugh and the repeated refrain: "Chase me! Chase me down the street! But this is one piggy you won't get to eat! I ran away from the others and I'll run away from you!" The cochinito fugitivo avoids being eaten by the long line of people chasing him . . . until he meets a crafty little girl named Rosa!

Children and adults too will delight in the clever piggy's escape from Martha's Panaderia in this entertaining retelling of a familiar story set in a colorful Latino neighborhood. A recipe to make Mexican gingerbread pig cookies is included in both English and Spanish.

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About the author

JAMES LUNA, an elementary school teacher, is the author of a bilingual picture book for children, "The Runaway Piggy / El cochinito fugitive " (Pinata Books, 2010), which won the Tejas Star Book Award. He lives and works in Riverside, California.

Laura Lac?mara is a Cuban American author and illustrator. Her mother, an opera singer in Cuba, was the inspiration for "Floating on Mama's Song", her first picture book. Laura lives in Venice, California, with her husband, Hal, and their daughter, Annalisa.

Laura Lac?mara es una autora e ilustradora cubano-americana. Su madre, una cantante de ?pera en Cuba, fue quien inspir? "Flotando en la canci?n de mam?", su primer libro para ni?os. Laura vive en Venice, California, con su esposo Hal y su hija Annalisa.

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Dec 31, 2010
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