The desert Southwest is the unlikely setting for this humorous variation on the classic fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. This bilingual book is presented as embedded text with the story told mostly in English and a sprinkling of Spanish throughout. The book ends with keyword vocabulary page to jumpstart language learning. Dusty desert feel is captured in deep pastel colored illustrations. English only and Spanish only versions coming Fall 2008.
What a delightful and charming book. Paco and the Giant Chile Plant bases itself on the children's classic Jack and the Beanstalk, but with a wonderful twist that makes it all it's own. Paco trades the family cow for a bag of Chile seeds. Once he plants them, he waits and waits until finally the ground begins to shake and tremble, a giant chile plant shoots itself into the sky and a curious Paco quickly makes his way to the top. Once he reaches the top, he encounters a terrible Giant - this is where … more