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Runaway Piggy, The / El cochinito fugitivo

Runaway Piggy, The / El cochinito fugitivo

The sun shines through the windows of Martha's Panaderia onto the shelves of freshly baked treats. The bakery holds tray after tray of hot Mexican sweet bread--conchas, orejas, cuernitos, empanadas, and cochinitos--all ready for hungry customers.
In the classic tradition of The Gingerbread Man, James Luna's piggy cookie leaps off the baking tray and takes the reader on a mad dash through the barrio, past Lorenzo's Auto Shop, Nita's Beauty Salon, Leti's Flower Shop, and Juana's Thrift Shop.
The telephone repairman, the bus driver . . . each person the piggy encounters is greeted by his laugh and the repeated refrain: "Chase me! Chase me down the street! But this is one piggy you won't get to eat! I ran away from the others and I'll run away from you!" The cochinito fugitivo avoids being eaten by the long line of people chasing him through the neighborhood streets . . . until he meets a crafty little girl named Rosa!
Children--and adults too--will delight in the clever piggy's escape from Martha's Panaderia in this entertaining re-telling of a familiar story set in a colorful Latino neighborhood. A recipe to make Mexican gingerbread pig cookies is included in both English and Spanish.
Price, Mara; Fields, Lisa
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