Rebecca Hickox Zorro and Quwi

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Zorro and Quwi

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Night after night Zorro the fox madly chases Quwi the guinea pig. The plump little creature would make a tasty meal for a ravenous fox. But each night Quwi makes a fool out of Zorro, using tricks that are so funny and ingenious that Zorro may have to give up chasing guinea pigs for good.

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Night after night, Zorro the fox madly chases Quwi the guinea pig. The plump, little creature would make such a yummy meal for a ravenous fox. But each night Quwi makes a fool out of Zorro, using tricks as ingenious as they are funny. Rebecca Hickox's warm humor and Kim Howard's boldly colored paintings make this impish tale of trickery a delightful early reading experience.

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Quwi, the sly guinea-pig star of these lively escapades, is Peru's answer to Coyote, Brer Rabbit and other North American tricksters. A master of comic timing, Hickox (Matreshka) links various elements of a Peruvian folktale cycle to show how Quwi not only escapes the jaws of the hungry fox Zorro, but thoroughly outwits him each time they meet. In their first encounter, for example, Quwi has been trapped by a gardener when Zorro ambles by, delighted to find such an easy and ample breakfast; Quwi tricks Zorro into the delicious idiocy of climbing into the trap and exchanging places with him. The stage is set for a rollicking game of one-upmanship that grows more outrageous with each round. Howard (Mediopollito/Half Chicken), intriguingly, veers away from the slapstick humor of the story to emphasize its folkloric weight in deep-toned, energetic full-spread paintings. Her quirky forms and composition are augmented by vibrant, uneven coloration suggestive of stained glass; this use of color also contributes to the sense of motion on the page. Altogether great good fun. Ages 5-9.
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