• There's a Coquí in My Shoe!

There’s a Coquí in My Shoe! is a distinctive and delightful story celebrating Puerto Rico’s national treasure, the Eleutherodactylus (El-oo-thear-oh-dak-till-us) coqui (co-kee).  It splendidly captures, in breathtaking illustrations, the vibrant color, culture, flora (plant kingdom), and fauna (animal kingdom) of the island.

A young boy named Armando surprisingly discovers a coquí in his red shoe. Carlito the Coquí is lost and cannot find his way home to the rain forest. Armando befriends Carlito and anxiously waits for the following day to accompany his mother, Lola, to sell their pushcart of piragüas (pee-rah-gwas) (snow cones) to the Puerto Rican children.

There's a Coquí in My Shoe! will appeal to children of all backgrounds. In addition, children will be amused with finding hidden objects throughout the illustrations. This is Tanja Bauerle's first illustrated children's book.

There's a Coquí in My Shoe! is the first children's book depicting Puerto Rico's 17 coquí frog species!


In addition, COSMOPOLITAN LATINA's Deputy Editor, Corinne Giffith-Cole, chose There's a Coquí in My Shoe! as a favorite in its 2013 Fall Issue!

Award Wins for There's a Coquí in My Shoe!:
International Latino Book Awards Winner:
1st Place - Best Educational Children's Book (English)
2nd Place - Best Children's Picture Book (English)

Latino Books Into Movies Award Winner:
1st Place in Animation Category - Children's Books Into Movies Award

International Book Awards Winner:
Winner - Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction
Finalist - Children's Fiction

USA Best Book Awards Winner:
Winner - Children's Educational Picture Book
Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards Winner:
Best Multicultural Children's Picture Book
New York Book Festival Awards Winner:
Honorable Mention - Children's Picture Book
Hollywood Book Festival Awards Winner:

Honorable Mention - Children's Picture Book
Los Angeles Book Festival Awards Winner:
Runner Up - Children's Picture Book

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There's a Coquí in My Shoe!

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