HarperCollins
ISBN 0-06-113681-6
$6.99/Canada $8.99
32 pages
Ages 4 to 9

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Illustrations copyright 2000 by Joe Cepeda


¿Qué se puede hacer con un niño que trata de hacer todo bien, pero que siempre termina hacienda todo mal?

 

¡Reírse de sus ocurrencias y nada más!  Los lectores quedarán encantados con las chistosísimas bufonadas de Juan Bobo, el famoso héroe del folclor puertorriqueño.  En este alegre cuento, Juan sale de su casa a buscar trabajo, primero en una finca y luego en una tienda.  Aunque las tareas que debe llevar a cabo son sencillas y sus instrucciones no podrían ser más claras, ¡Juan Bobo siempre halla una forma de cometer errores y justificar su famoso nombre!

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Joe Cepeda is the best-selling illustrator of Nappy Hair, by the Carolivia Herron (Knopf); What A Truly Cool World, by Julius Lester (Scholastic); The Old Man And His Door, by Gary Soto (Putnam).  Inspiration for his artwork came from his three-year-old son, who sometimes resembles Juan Bobo, and from the illustrator's own scatterbrained tendencies.  He, his wife, and their son live in Southern California.  Joe Cepeda was presented with the ALA's 2002 Pura Belpré Honor Book Award for illustration for his artwork in Juan Bobo Goes to Work.

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The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Association to Promote Library Services to the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA Affiliate. The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian from the New York Public Library. As a children's librarian, storyteller, and author, she enriched the lives of Puerto Rican children in the U.S.A. through her pioneering work of preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican folklore. The awards are given biennially.             

 

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