Número uno

by Dorros, Alex.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j Fic Dorros,
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
Call Number  j Fic Dorros,
Set in a Mexican village and peppered with Spanish phrases, this picture book draws on traditional stories to give a funny lesson about the hazards of being too competitive.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Targeting the futility of one-upmanship, this original folktale is the first collaboration between Arthur Dorros, author of Abuela (1991) and others, and his son Alex. The main characters are brawny Hercules and brainy Socrates, who argue over which man contributes most to their Mexican village. Their dispute reaches a fever pitch as they both participate in the building of a bridge. Socrates thinks his architectural plans make him '¡número uno!" while Hercules believes that his lugging of tools and materials is the key. A young boy suggests a competition of sorts, sending the rivals away so the villagers can decide who is more greatly missed; upon their return, the wise boy prompts both men to see the absurdity of their squabbling. The text's short bursts of dialogue, all in Spanish and readily understood through context, will make this fun to read aloud. The same dialogue also appears in the pictures, where it works less well (the words prove difficult to see), but Guevara's bright, folk-art-style paintings are otherwise excellent, vividly expressing the humor of the stubborn rivals' antics.--Nolan, Abby Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Competition (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.
Jealousy -- Juvenile fiction.
Humorous stories.
Competition (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Jealousy -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Abrams books for young readers,2007
Contributors Dorros, Arthur.
Guevara, Susan.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780810957640
Other Classic View