HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POCO LOCO! by J.R. Krause

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POCO LOCO!

Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

What has that crazy ratón Poco Loco got planned for his birthday?

Poco Loco loves to invent wacky but useful things, such as his Robo-Vacuum and his Motorcycle Mop. Last year’s birthday party was a disaster (exploding piñata), so Poco has made very careful preparations for a great party with his friends Gato, Gallo, Cerdo, and Vaca. Poco has made a Cake-Baking Bunk Bed to mechanize the baking. However, Poco didn’t count on Robo-Vacuum’s love of cake! Robo-Vacuum sets the bed to make ever larger cakes, downing them all until an explosion of batter and frosting covers everyone. Can Poco Loco use his Pogo Pencil, Flashlight Fishing Rod, and other inventions to find his friends and clean up? And what about a pastel for his party? Is this birthday ruined too? Following the pattern they successfully set in Poco Loco (2013), husband-and-wife team Krause and Chua team in another frenetic and funny tale sprinkled with plenty of Spanish words (pronunciation and translation included in a glossary at the front). Krause’s experience on The Simpsons TV show is evident in the bright, busy, full-bleed illustrations. Poco’s enthusiasm will be infectious to audiences of all sizes.

¡Que rico! Mucho más, por favor. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: April 19th, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-477826386
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Two Lions
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2016




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