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Description - Juan Bobo Sends the Pig to Mass by Tom Wrenn

Juan Bobo, which translates to Simple John", is featured in a series of humorous folktales from Puerto Rico. The story is retold by Ari Acevedo-Feliciano. It is a classic tale about a mother and her foolish, young son who lacks common sense. One morning, Juan's mother asks her son to take care of their pig while she goes to church for mass. While she is gone, Juan hears the pig squealing and grunting, so he thinks that the pig is sad because she wanted to go to mass, too. In an attempt to be helpful, he dresses up the pig in his mother's clothes and jewelry, then he sends her off to mass. When Juan's mother returns from church, she is furious when she discovers the pig rolling in the mud with what is left of her dress. Still, Juan just doesn't understand why the pig never made it to mass. These Cuban folktales feature stories of pigs and fools. Readers will learn the importance of resourcefulness, responsibility and trustworthiness.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780874838831
ISBN-10: 0874838835
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 206mm x 4mm)
Pages: 24
Imprint: August House Publishers
Publisher: August House Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tom Wrenn

Tom Wrenn Bio: Tom is a graphic designer and illustrator with more than 17 years experience. He is skilled at design, animation and illustration in a variety of media including children's books, websites, television, and published materials. Tom has illustrated and animated nine Story Cove picture books. He currently lives in Florida with his wife and daughter.

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