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 vibrant and popular picture books, including The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman by Darcy Pattison and Cub's Big World by Sarah L. Thomson. He lives in Southern California. www.joecepeda.com
MARISA MONTES is the author of Something Wicked's in Those Woods. She lives in Walnut Creek, California.