Tortuga in Trouble

By Paul, Ann Whitford

Publishers Summary:
Yum! Tortuga is bringing a delicious supper to his abuela of ensalada, tamales, and flan. No wonder his amigos--Iguana, Conejo, and Culebra--are following him. But they aren't the only ones after the tortoise. Coyote has his own dinner plans for Tortuga and his grandmother. Can the three amigos warn them in time,in this variation of Little Red Riding Hood? A companion to "Manana, Iguana"; "Fiesta Fiasco"; and "Count on Culebra".

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ISBN
978-0-82342-180-0
Publisher
Holiday


REVIEWS

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2009

On their fourth outing, four desert friends experience events much like those in "Red Riding Hood," cleverly entwined with additional folkloric details and spiced with a dozen or so context-defined Spanish words. Here, it's Tortuga who carries a supper of "ensalada, tamales, and flan" to his abuela, while his three amigos, salivating at the prospect of "Salad, tamales, and custard! Yum!" follow along. Definitions p...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

Tortuga carries ", , and " to his , while his three salivating amigos follow. When gullible Tortuga comes upon Coyot...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on March 1, 2009

The endearing animals from Maana, Iguana return in this uproarious variation on Little Red Riding Hood (with a dash of The Bremen Town Musicians) in a Southwestern setting. Ann Whitford Paul's narrative sparkles with amusing dialogue and natural repetition in a context that reinforces the meaning of the Spanish words. Humor fills the pages, beginning with the three friends salivating over the canasta filled with ensal...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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