EL PERRO CON SOMBRERO by Derek Taylor Kent

EL PERRO CON SOMBRERO

A Bilingual Doggy Tale
by , illustrated by , translated by
Age Range: 5 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Move over, Puss in Boots and Cat in the Hat; now there’s el Perro con Sombrero and el Gato con Zapatos.

Pepe is a homeless, hungry, and very sad dog until a fancy sombrero lands on his head. Almost immediately, a grocer spots him and is so impressed by this handsome canine that he gives Pepe a bone. A movie director in a flashy sports car then demands that Pepe star in his movies. From Westerns to comedies, Pepe’s a box office hit. But despite the monetary windfall and fancy digs, he still yearns for a family and a real home. Enter el gato—the jealous movie star Pepe has displaced. Wearing fabulous, zoot suit–ready purple shoes, the cat steals the sombrero. The chase is on! Apples tumble down supermarket aisles, popcorn rains over movie theater seats, a wedding cake meets its doom, and finally, the line is drawn in a park sandbox. Claws and fangs at 20 paces. Henry’s retro-style mixed-media illustrations—pencil, watercolor, and digitalized watercolor—neatly suit Kent’s spunky, lighthearted, fully bilingual story. Lugo’s translation appears in red type beneath Kent’s English text, paragraph by paragraph.

A nifty bilingual treat. (Picture book. 5-10)

Pub Date: May 5th, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-8050-9989-8
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2015




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