Juan Bobo Goes to Work
A Puerto Rican Folk Tale
Publication Date: September 2000
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What can you do with a boy who tries to do things right but only leaves disaster in his wake?
Laugh--that's what! Readers everywhere will love to laugh at the hilarious antics of the ever-blundering Juan Bobo, Puerto Rico's most celebrated fold character.
In this rollicking Juan Bobo tale, our hero sets out to find work at the farm and the grocery. Although the tasks are simple and the directions couldn't be clearer, he always find a way to bungle things up as only a character whose name means "Simple John" could!
Joe Cepeda is the illustrator of many award-winning picture books, including "Peeny Butter Fudge" and The Tortoise or the Hare "by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison, "What a Truly Cool World "by Julius Lester, "Mice and Beans "by Pam Munoz Ryan, and "Gracias the Thanksgiving Turkey" by Joy Cowley. Mr. Cepeda received his BFA in illustration from California State University, Long Beach. His illustrations have appeared in publications such as the Los Angeles Times"; Buzz, Inc. Magazine"; and Latina Magazine".
Marisa Montes has written several books for young readers, including "Juan Bobo Goes to Work", which won a Pura Belpre Honor. She lives in northern California.