What’s a little lamb to do about a fierce coyote that wants to eat her? Why, trick him, of course and and trick him again and trick him one more. Borreguita and the Coyote has ratings and 77 reviews. Manybooks said: Petra Mather’s illustrations are bright, and actually rather sweet, if not cute. A hungry coyote wants Borreguita (little lamb) for a meal. Can Borreguita outwit the coyote and escape a cruel end?.

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Like I said about the coyote, a lot of the things in the book have a deeper meaning. The little lamb, Borreguita, lives on a farm and one day is approached by the coyote who states that he is going to eat her. Lovely panoramas of Mexican landscapes in vibrant blues, greens, oranges, and yellows transport the reader in time and place. Verna Aaredma, perhaps best known for her adaptations of African folklore, here turns her attention to Mexico, with happy bborreguita.

Since we border Mexico our country is becoming more adapted to their language and some traditions. She must face the coyote by herself because the farmer is either unable or unwilling to even attempt to protect her. Feb 06, Nancy rated it really liked it Shelves: The first and last cover pages have hispanic burial customs and references to the Day of the Dead.

She also worked as a journalist for the Muskegon Chronicle from Narrator This story is a tale about a hungry coyote and a clever lamb, Borreguita.

BORREGUITA AND THE COYOTE by Verna Aardema , Petra Mathers | Kirkus Reviews

Aardema was married twice, and died in in Fort Myers, Florida. She catapults into his open mouth, and couote jolt causes the coyote to lose his balance and run away in pain. Nov 18, iram rated it it was amazing. Although, one of the parts of the book could be seen as stereotypical.


They will also want to hear this story over and over.

It would be fun to bring in a Spanish-speaker to incorporate more words and phrases for the class to learn. Petra Tue bright illustrations, with their sly little details – the coyote salivates, the lamb bounces happily off after convincing the coyote to “hold up” the mountain – will charm and entertain.

He tumbles backwards and he never bothers Borreguita again. In she published her first book, the collection of stories, Tales from the Story Hat. This telling is clever, fun, and attractively illustrated. Angry, Coyote came to her again threatening to eat her, but Borrgeuita tricked him into staying on the mountain until she could get far away from him. Myth, Folktales, Fables Theme s: I also appreciated the glossary which defined the Spanish words used and provided a pronunciation thhe.

This book is about a little lamb tricking the coyote out of eating her.

Borreguita and the Coyote by Verna Aardema | Scholastic

Third, she tricks the Coyote into thinking he has won, but ends up head-butting him. And, of course, poor co 3. However, this is never or hardly ever mentioned in the “big bad wolf” type of folk and fairy tales. I may have been too tired the times I chose to look at them.

Borreguita and the Coyote: Reading Rainbow Book

A source for discussion on the following topics: Today, I do feel just a bit sorry for the coyote, but as a child I would have been somewhat frightened by him, and would have been ckyote rooting for the lamb, which I basically was now too. The students could compare this book to others in the culture and find similarities between different themes.


A coyote decides a lamb is a perfect meal. The story and illustrations both are quite amusing. Clever Borreguita the lamb must avoid being eaten by the coyote, and manages this through a series of tricks. This book had a multicultural underto Borreguita and the Coyote is the story of how a little lamb decides he wants to trick the scary coyote into not eating him.

It was similar to the old coylte of the coyote and the road-runner. This folktale came from Ayutla, Mexico. I would have a globe for students to look at to understand where this story takes place.

I liked this book because the little lamb always out smarted the coyote. This book would be great to help students learn about the geography and culture of Obrreguita.

Borreguita and the Coyote

My interest in animals makes me hope that children who hear this story will eventually learn the value of predators in a balanced environment: Trickery between animals who speak to one another. May 06, Nelson Holmes borreguta it really liked it Shelves: The story depicts creative ways that keeps the reader amused. I really enjoyed the story of the lamb outsmarting the coyote.