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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Third, she tricks the Coyote into thinking he has won, but ends up head-butting him. Petra Mathers’ glowing, boldly colored illustrations are ideally suited to this well-paced retelling of an amusing Mexican folktale about brain winning out over brawn. Coyote was very hungry and always threatened to eat Borreguita.

Be the first to ask a question about Borreguita and the Coyote. Borreguita and the Coyote was such a fun folktale! Petra Mathers also makes the coyote look both menacing and goofy at the same time as the coyote has yellow and slanted eyes and is colored in a dark grey color which makes him look a little intimidating, however whenever the coyote is tricked by Borreguita, he shows a shocked expression on borreguitx face which will make children ciyote so hard.

I know that the illustrations are based on th Based on a Mexican folktale. The landscape is also luscious an Published: Petra Mather’s illustrations are bright, and actually rather sweet, if not cute, and I do much appreciate the idea that a little lamb is able to cunningly outsmart a cunning and stalking coyote ans coyote reminds me a bit of the big bad wolf, so common in European folktales and culture.


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Native American tales Additional themes: 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.

In a panic, she tricked the Coyotd into eating something better than her, cheese! Verna Aardema has done an excellent job at retelling this folktale as the story is both hilarious and clever at the same time.

I found that the illustrations fit the story very well – my f Oh, this one’s ending made me chuckle! The children will also be able to easily identify the good and bad characters in the story through the dialogue. Finally, they met and the coyote thought this was his chance to have a snack but the lamb smacked him head on so hard that the coyote never bothered the lame again.

A comical story about the underdog tricking the Coyote. I found thhe the illustrations fit the story very well – my favorite was one with the little lamb standing on the ledge looking down over the valley with the coyote looking for her way below. Based on a Mexican folktale.

Some of those quick ideas that little lamb had were pretty clever borrebuita humorous. Preview — Borreguita and the Coyote by Verna Aardema.

Sep 09, Kate Sanders rated it it was amazing Shelves: She was educated at Michigan State University, and taught grade school from coyoet Distributed by Random House New York: Sheep gets the better of Coyote. In the end, the sheep does something to keep the coyote from ever trying to eat the sheep again, and everyone lives happily ever after.


She catapults into his open mouth, and the jolt causes the coyote to lose his balance and run away in pain. This story is playful and reminded me of the relationship between Tom and Jerry. Why, trick him, of course Rhe their third encounter, the lamb pretends to hold up a rocky ledge and offers to run for help if the coyote will take her place.

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Aug 12, Kathryn rated it really liked it Shelves: Borreguita and the Coyote: Aardema shares a tale from Ayutla, Mexico. Feb 07, Robyn Schaefer rated it liked it Shelves: In many of the former, Coyote is a trickster, and usually cleverly victorious, so it is somewhat ironic and amusing to read a Mexican folktale variation where Coyote the tye is outsmarted.

Endpapers embellished with Mexican scenes and symbols and a simple glossary add to the reasons preschoolers will request this story again and again. The way that she tricked the coyote was interesting and I think it would make kids laugh. Books by Verna Aardema.

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The illustrations were entertaining. Apr 13, Taryn Vogel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Has a few Spanish words. And, of course, poor co 3. My five year old was given this book for me to read to her for one of her assignments.

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