What’s a little lamb to do about a fierce coyote that wants to eat her? Why, trick him, of course and and trick him again and trick him one more. Borreguita and the Coyote has ratings and 77 reviews. Manybooks said: Petra Mather’s illustrations are bright, and actually rather sweet, if not cute. A hungry coyote wants Borreguita (little lamb) for a meal. Can Borreguita outwit the coyote and escape a cruel end?.

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She must face the coyote by herself because the farmer is either unable or unwilling to even attempt to protect her. It has spanish words and phrases and uses spanish references in the beginning when it talks about the cheese on the farmer’s daily tacos routine.

A source for discussion on the following topics: Here’s a lively retelling of a Mexican folk tale by master story teller Verna Aardema, illustrated in bold, winning colors by Petra Mathers. Borreguita and the Coyote was such a fun folktale! And, of course, poor coyote really just needs to eat and if he doesn’t eat Bourreguita, he’ll have to eat something else!

Her first trick is famous in “fool” stories around the world. The second review gives horreguita more thoughtful response when it comes to the illustrations in the story, mentioning the vibrant colors for a Mexican setting. A storyteller could easily adapt this tale to use with puppets as well.

They will also want to hear this story over coypte over. Aug 12, Kathryn rated it really liked it Shelves: Another worthy addition to any folklore enthusiast’s shelf. Jun 05, David rated it really liked it Shelves: This would be a great time to begin counting small numbers in Spanish and learning that they do a lot of the same things we do.

Coyote stories are part of Mexican folklore, and this is just one of many stories world wide that feature an underdog trickster animal avoiding being eaten or hurt. The two characters play a game of cat and ad Tom and Jerry to see who will win the ultimate battle of survival.


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I was hoping for more from this book, hhe since I love some of the author’s other work Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain: Sheep gets the better of Coyote. Greed can be fooled easily.

Each time the sheep tried to get the coyote to fall for a trick, the coyote does and ends up realizing what happens and gets mad. Lists with This Book. This story has a classic folktale feel because of the classic theme it follows, tricks.

The Borreguita invites the coyote to come back and eat her after she herself has eaten all the clover in the meadow, stating that she will then be fat and will better fill up the coyote. It was similar to the old stories annd the coyote and the road-runner.

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amd Aug 27, Karol rated it it was amazing Shelves: Coyots would write these on the board, and as a group we would learn the meaning. Mathers’ bright illustrations are highlights, with details such as the frequently drooling coyote and beautiful scenery. The coyote decides that he would rather eat a f Borreguita and the Coyote is the retelling of a Mexican folktale where a little lamb must outsmart a hungry coyote in order to save himself.

A fluffy little lamb named Borreguita outwits a hungry coyote many times in this charming trickster tale from the Mexican town of Ayutla. In a departure from her typical African tales, Verna Aardema retells this traditional Mexican trickster tale in which a borreguita little sheep outsmarts the all-powerful coyote. Borreguiita is a tale from Ayutla, Mexico, and there is a very short glossary of Spanish words not really necessary to enjoy the story but a nice touch in the front of the book.

Feb 06, Nancy rated it really liked it Shelves: The sheep was my favorite because the illustrator always put a sneaky little smirk on the sheep’s face. Borreguita is the trickster in this story, outsmarting borreguifa coyote time after time, until the final trick takes the form of a physical assault to the mouth.


Cooyote though I have not read this book before recently, I felt like I already knew it because of this theme. While I generally rather enjoyed Borreguita and the CoyoteVerna Aardema’s translated tale of Borreguita using her wits to outsmart her coyote stalker, I would not ever consider this type of story a personal favourite.

It’s a good representation of Mexican culture and can be used paired with a lesson on that topic. Why, bprreguita him, of course Trickery between animals who speak to one another.

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I loved the fun language Borreguita and the Coyote was such a fun folktale! The coyote is also seen as sort of confused and dazed in the illustrations, showing that the coyote isn’t as bright as the sheep and always falls for it’s tricks. The illustrations in this book were The children’s book “Borreguita and the Coyote” is the story of a clever sheep who tricks a coyote into not eating it.

Verna Aaredma, perhaps best known for her adaptations of African folklore, here turns her attention to Mexico, with happy results. The smart lamb tricks the coyote into sparing her life throughout the tale.

She took him out to the lake one night and the full moon shone like a big round ball of cheese on the lake. I thought this story went along with typical myths but I did not know that they follow a 3 time pattern.


The little lamb tricked the coyote into jumping into the water and pretending to hold of the cli Title: Overall, a 6 out of Although, one of the parts of the book could be seen as stereotypical. Next she tricks the coyote into eating a round of cheese actually the moon reflected in a pond. Coyite of bold, bright color, artful landscapes, and just the right amount of comic touch and lightheartedness.