Born in the Gravy by Denys Cazet

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Margarita is more comfortable with English than Papa. Her experiences with the other children at kindergarten fuel dialogue between them that fairly overflows with pleasure and pride as Spanish and English interweave with pictures warm as hugs. Full-color illustrations.

About Denys Cazet

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Denys Cazet is the author and illustrator of forty-six books for children. Among these are such favorites as "Never Spit on Your Shoes, I'm Not Sleepy, " and fourteen titles in the Minnie and Moo series for beginning readers.He lives with his wife and sons in Pope Valley, California.
Published September 1, 1997 by Sagebrush Education Resources. 1 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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A Mexican-American child tells her father about her first day in kindergarten--from little Susie, who cried all day (even while she sang ``Good Morning to You''), to stubborn Archie, who climbed a tree and wouldn't come down until the principal climbed up after him (it took the fire department to...

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Margarita's ``amigos nuevos'' include classmates Susie, who cries all day and can even ``cry and sing at the same time,'' and Juan Alberto, whose face balloons when he discovers ``allergies in the beans.'' Attentive Papa reassures Margarita that she is not, as the arrogant first graders would hav...

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