El pirata de la pata de pato

NubeOcho. Jul. 2022. 44p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9788494597114. SP.
PreS-Gr 2–Desalmau is known to be the most fearsome pirate in all the seas, and he strikes fear within his crew every time he takes a walk out on the deck. When the smallest member of the crew finally grows tired of being afraid, she sneaks into Desalmau’s quarters and replaces his wooden leg with...a rubber duck! Desalmau takes a walk out on the deck, and slips and falls. He roars, demanding to know who replaced his leg. Other members of the crew decide to replace Desalmau’s leg with creative items, until finally the little pirate who started it all replaces the leg with a pencil. Now, when the fearsome Desalmau takes walks on the deck, something magical happens that leaves the crew excited for Desalmau’s walk. This fun title screams story time—with its wild and luminous illustrations and its expressive Spanish text. Bold and large font makes for great opportunities to add emotion and emphasis for full effect during read alouds. A humorous, unique story with an unexpected ending that will invite repeated readings.
VERDICT A hilarious addition to Spanish-language picture book collections for children, and an excellent choice for reading aloud.

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