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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Clever Borreguita the lamb must avoid being eaten by the coyote, and manages this through a series of tricks. I would have a globe for students to look at to understand where borreguiat story takes place. Even though I have not read this book before recently, I felt like I already knew it because of this theme. But no abd brain prevailed over brawn. This is a tale from Ayutla, Mexico, and there is a very short glossary of Spanish words not really necessary to enjoy the story but a nice touch in the front of the book.

Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico by Verna Aardema

Oct 22, Peyton Shuckhart rated it it was amazing. This is a fun story, with a smart little ewe lamb Borreguita out-foxing the coyote. Lots of bold, bright color, artful landscapes, and just the right amount of comic touch and lightheartedness.

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Themes include animals and cleverness. The story and illustrations both are quite amusing. From the beginning, the reader can assume Borreguita will get the better of Coyote, we just never know how.

View all 3 comments. I loved the fun language Borreguita and the Coyote was such a fun folktale! Overall, a 6 out of The sheep was my favorite because the illustrator always put a sneaky little smirk on the sheep’s face. Jul 28, Mckinley rated it it was ok Shelves: The children will also be able to easily identify the good and bad characters in the story through the dialogue.

This is definitely a folktale that I borreguitw have in my classroom. A fluffy little lamb named Borreguita outwits a hungry coyote many times in this charming trickster tale from the Mexican town of Ayutla. This book uses a lot of Spanish words and has a glossary, so it would be good to use as a multicultural text in a classroom with Spanish speaking students.

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The lamb is very clever and the coyote is very gullible. Based on a Mexican folktale. I would connect this story to a Spanish lesson. The illustrations are interesting and fit the story nicely even if they aren’t borrfguita my cup of tea.

Borreguita and the Coyote

Native American tales Additional themes: Using farm land and cliffs allows for students to understand some of the landscape in Mexico and compare boereguita to where they are from. The two characters play a game of cat and mouse Tom and Jerry to see who will win the ultimate battle of survival. The role reversal is fun, with the usual trickster coyote being the one who is tricked.

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She also worked as a journalist for the Muskegon Chronicle from I read this for the Picture Books group at the Children’s Books group ; this month’s theme is North American folk tales. Verna Aardema has done an excellent job at retelling this folktale as the story is both hilarious and hte at the same time.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Evaluation of Literary Elements: Petra Mather’s 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.

Next she tricks the coyote into eating a round of cheese actually the moon reflected in doyote pond. Furthermore, by portraying the wolf or in this tale, the coyote as the only culprit, responsibility for the plight of the victims is also often taken from those who are meant to care for and protect those in their charge. Distributed by Random House New York: