La gran fiesta de los olores by Pato Mena. NubeOcho, 2019. 9788417123970
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
Genre: Animal fantasy
What did you like about the book? Have you ever heard of a costume party with costumes made of scent? If you are a mole, you may have. Marvelous Mole sees poorly, as do all of his mole friends. He throws a costume party with a contest for the mole with the best scent costume. All his friends come, with scent costumes of a jaguar, a fox, a crocodile and more. Unknown to Marvelous Mole and his friends, a genuine weasel has crashed the party, hoping to leave with a mole or two for dinner. Of course, the party goers, including an officer of the law, only know that a creature with a very convincing weasel costume has arrived. The final three contestants in the costume contest end up including the weasel. Who will win?! Fabulous illustrations, in bright, warm colors, complement this funny story. This Chilean author/illustrator bears watching!
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To whom would you recommend this book? A fun read aloud for Spanish language mole-themed story times, for ages 3 and up.
Who should buy this book? Elementary school and public library Spanish language collections.
Where would you shelve it ? Spanish language picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes, either is Spanish or when it comes out in English
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Date of review: July 23, 2019