A story about a spider born with nine feet who learns after considerable harassment that her physical difference can be an asset.
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Veronica Murguia was born in Mexico City. She studied history at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma in Mexico. She has written various books for children and adults. Her novel, Auliya, was translated to German and was a finalist for Germany's Hamelin award. It was also recognized by Venezuela's Banco de Libro as on of the best books of 2005.Review:
Gr 2-4 This collection presents three very different stories, each one serving to teach a particular lesson. Nine Legs is the story of a spider born with nine legs. With the help of her friends, she is able to overcome the bullying of a black widow and learn that her difference can in fact be an asset. This story s lively illustrations will help to draw readers into the narrative. In The Blue Monkey, Tomas attempts to win the love of Esmeralda by trying to be everything that he is not, until his grandfather s wise advice helps him to realize that he only needs to be himself in order to win her love. The sweetly hilarious mixed-media illustrations enhance the text and add to the distinct character of the story. In Guess What I Dreamed, readers meet Paulita; a little girl who has a difficult time getting to sleep until she learns that she can use her imagination to create adventures in her dreams. That tale's full-page watercolor illustrations will serve to lull readers into Paulita s dream world. Each CD does a good job of narrating the story in Spanish. Oddly, the CD s introduction and instructions in the book are only available in English. Nonetheless, the inclusion of the CDs increase these titles overall appeal, and the small paperback format will attract young children who are beginning to read on their own. Recommended for school and public libraries. --Criticas Magazine, 11/1/08
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Book Description Lorito Books, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0981568653
Book Description Lorito Books Inc, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. paperback/cd edition. 26 pages. Spanish language. 9.25x6.25x0.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0981568653