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, Corrine Giffith-Cole, chose There’s a Coquí in My Shoe! as a Fall favorite in its Fall 2013 issue!
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