The capybaras

by Soderguit, Alfredo,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J PIC Sode
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  J PIC Sode
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea SODERGUIT Alfredo
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea SODERGUIT Alfredo
Northern Tier Regional Library Picture Book J PB SODER
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  J PB SODER
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC SODERGUIT
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Robinson Library Juvenile Picture Books PICT FIC SODERGUI
Location  Robinson Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Scott Township Library Picture Books E SODERG
Location  Scott Township Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  E SODERG

Named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus and the New York Public Library

"Purely exquisite."--Kirkus (Starred)

For kids ages 4-8, a charming and hilarious tale about capybaras: the beloved animal sensation capturing children's hearts!

Hens and their chicks love their warm, snug home. Life is simple and comfortable in the chicken coop, where everyone knows their place and worries are far away.

Until one day, when the capybaras appear.

To the hens, the capybaras are too big, too wet, and too hairy. They don't even follow the rules! But it's hunting season, and the capybaras need somewhere safe to hide. Can the hens learn to get along with their unexpected guests?

This delightful story shares the importance of opening our hearts to each other, no matter our differences, and the marvelous surprises that can happen along the way.

An Aldana Libros Book, Greystone Kids

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The chickens live a good life, with plentiful food, a cozy coop, and a roomy pen--until their idyllic existence is interrupted by a family of bedraggled capybaras, on the run from hunting season in the marsh. The chickens are dismayed by the unwelcome addition to the farm, but they decide that the persecuted rodents may stay, as long as they abide by certain rules. After a young capybara rescues a wayward chick, however, tensions thaw, and the disparate groups learn to get along and even delight in each other's company. Soderguit's winning, mostly black-and-white illustrations are stylishly punctuated with occasional pops of color, and the book often lets the appealing artwork speak for itself in the form of wordless pages. Amado's translation provides simple text, but it has depth, offering a gentle introduction to the concepts of persecution and refugees. Sensitive youngsters may be concerned about some of the implications, but ultimately this is a call to love and welcome each other, no matter our differences, and it's proof that acceptance bears the sweetest fruits."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A multigenerational group of sweet-faced capybaras seeks refuge during hunting season in a gently drawn story that parallels human concerns. From the opening spreads of a well-fortified chicken yard from which humans occasionally take chickens, it is clear that Soderguit's text, which introduces readers to a "safe, agreeable place" where "life was comfortable and everyone knew what she was supposed to do," is less reliable than it seems. As the capybaras become gentle companions to one brave chick, and then its fierce protectors, the illustrations tell a subtler and more dangerous story of individuals who come to realize that their home is more prison than safe haven, and who slowly find safety and solidarity in the company of "wild animals." Employing a thoughtful economy of line and a palette limited to shades of gray, orange, and red, Soderguit's work makes adept use of illustration and design elements to convey meaning, truly honoring the picture book form. Featuring a cast of adorable, expressive animals, this is a simple but multilayered tale of overcoming prejudice, learning to question the status quo, and creating community. Ages 3--8. (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Capybara -- Juvenile fiction.
Chickens -- Juvenile fiction.
Escapes -- Juvenile fiction.
Toleration -- Juvenile fiction.
Capybara -- Fiction.
Chickens -- Fiction.
Escapes -- Fiction.
Hunting -- Fiction.
Toleration -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Hunting fiction.
Animal fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher Vancouver :Greystone Kids,2021
Other Titles Carpinchos.
Contributors Amado, Elisa, translator.
Language English
In English, translated from the Spanish.
Notes Translation of: Los carpinchos.
"An Aldana Libros book."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781771647823
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