Marisa Montes Juan Bobo Goes to Work

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Juan Bobo Goes to Work

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Oh, no!

What silly thing will Juan Bobo do next?

What else would you expect from a boy whose name means "Simple John"? Join in the laughs as Puerto Rico's most celebrated folk character goes to work!

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About the Author:

Marisa Montes practiced family law and worked in legal publishing before she began writing full-time. Marissa has written several picture books, novels, and chapter books for children. She was born in Puerto Rico and now lives in Walnut Creek, California.

Nacida en San Juan, Puerto Rico, Marisa Montes viviÓ una fase de trotamundos al desplazarse con su familia a bases militares en Missouri, en Francia, y finalmente, en California. Antes de dedicarse en pleno a escribir libros para niÑos, Marisa practicÓ la abogacÍa y trabajÓ escribiendo y editando publicaciones de derecho. En la actualidad, vive en el norte de California con su esposo, David Plotkin. Ha escrito varios libros infantiles y tambiÉn novelas para adolescentes.

From Booklist:

Ages 3-8. In this Puerto Rican parallel to Lazy Jack, Juan Bobo has the same problems with coins, milk, cheese, and other payments as his English counterpart. When Juan makes the rich girl laugh, however, her father repays him with a ham every Sunday. This altered ending fits the setting but occurs abruptly. Otherwise, the funny, well-paced retelling smoothly incorporates Spanish words and phrases. Most are easily understood in context, but an appended glossary provides pronunciations as well as definitions. An author's note adds cultural background about Juan Bobo but cites no specific source for the story. Using bold, bright Caribbean colors, Cepeda's oil paintings amplify Juan's silliness and charm. Brush strokes add texture, and background details establish the Puerto Rican setting. An obvious candidate for multicultural units, this will be popular wherever children love to laugh. Linda Perkins
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