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Little Crow to the Rescue / El Cuervito al rescate (English/Spanish)
Felipe Ugalde Alcántara
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In this traditional tale, recounted by a father to his son, a crow warns his offspring about the treachery of humankind. He explains that, despite all that they have learned about survival from animals in the wild, humans cannot be trusted to remember the debt they owe to them. As Father Crow lectures on, he warns the youngster against letting a farmer who has bent down and picked up a rock get close enough to throw it. Little Crow draws his own conclusions. It would be wise, he tells his father, if the birds were to fly away any time they spot people. To this day, a flock of birds will take to the sky rather than let a human stray too close. The story comes full circle with the man explaining, So, you see mijo, this is why you can never catch a crow. The English and Spanish texts are presented on the same page, separated by a small picture. Both texts are grammatically correct and well crafted. The colorful stylized illustrations resemble patchwork quilts or stained glass. 2005 11.2 x 8.5 32pp Ages 6-9