Dona Flor is an original tall tale inspired by her beloved Southwestern roots and written with today's audience in mind. A poet as well as picture book author, Pat's text is perfect for reading aloud and the large trim size beautifully showcases Colon's glorious full-color artwork featuring his trademark scratchboard style. Featuring Spanish words throughout, as well as a glossary, this Dragonfly edition will be perfect for classrooms, Latino heritage explorations (the Latino population is the fastest-rising population in the US), as well as storyhours.
Doña Flor is a giant lady who lives in a tiny village in the American Southwest. Popular with her neighbors, she lets the children use her flowers as trumpets and her leftover tortillas as rafts. Flor loves to read, too, and she can often be found reading aloud to the children.
One day, all the villagers hear a terrifying noise: it sounds like a huge animal bellowing just outside their village. Everyone is afraid, but not Flor. She wants to protect her beloved neighbors, so with the help of her animal friends, she sets off for the highest mesa to find the creature. Soon enough, though, the joke is on Flor and her friends, who come to rescue her
, as she discovers the small secret behind that great big noise.
The creators of Tomás and the Library Lady
, Pat Mora and Raul Colón, have once again joined together. This time they present a heartwarming and humorous original tall tale—peppered with Spanish words and phrases—about a giant lady with a great big heart.