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Benito's Bizcochitos / Los bizcochitos de Benito (English/Spanish)
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As they do their holiday baking, Grandmother tells Cristina the story of the little girl's great-grandfather. When he was a boy, Benito ran away from his parents' farm. A magical giant butterfly helped him realize how much he missed his home and gave him a piece of sweet bread, resulting in the family tradition of making butterfly-shaped cookies at Christmastime. A row of geometric designs separates the English text from the Spanish translation that lies below. These designs, and the part-cartoon, part-realistic paintings that appear opposite the texts, add little to the awkwardly written story. Skip this rather odd little cookie, and opt instead for one of the many higher-quality bilingual picture books that exist. 1999, 32pp, 11 x 9 , Ages 3-7.