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Count on Culebra

Go From 1 to 10 in Spanish

Ann Whitford Paul, Ethan Long (Illustrator)


List Price: 6.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc, Multiple Languages (11/30/2012)
Hardcover (3/15/2008)


This companion to the popular Manana, Iguana teaches kids how to count in Spanish.

When Iguana stubs her toe, Doctor Culebra comes to the rescue. But his suggestions sound a little loco to everyone else. How will tying un rolling pin and dos kettles to Iguana's tail make her better? And more importantly, will Iguana feel well enough to make her cactus butter dulces? 

A fun bilingual English/Spanish books for kids just learning to count!

Praise For Count on Culebra: Go From 1 to 10 in Spanish

"The well-paced story exudes a charming silliness and invites participation. . . . The introduction of Spanish words and counting concepts along with the appealing art and offbeat story makes this a treat for classrooms and storytimes."—Booklist
"This slapstick tale seamlessly incorporates Spanish counting words as w ell as animal names. . . . The bright, cheerful cartoons, done in vibrant Southwestern hues, are set against white backgrounds. The characters faces are expressive and their actions humorously exaggerated."—School Library Journal
"The bright cartoon illustrations are well suited to this hilarious tale that provides a practical lesson about life, as well as bilingual counting and vocabulary skills."—Kirkus Reviews

Holiday House, 9780823423101, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2010

About the Author

Ann Whitford Paul was a social worker before becoming a writer. Kirkus Reviews called her text for Mañana Iguana "clever" and said it is "an excellent chance for young readers ... to learn some Spanish vocabulary." Ann Whitford Paul writes poetry, picture books, and easy readers for children. Some of the picture books she wrote are "The Seasons Sewn: A Year in Patchwork," "All by Herself," and "Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet." She lives in southern California.

Ethan Long created the animated cartoon Tasty Time with Ze Fronk. He is a Geisel Award winner and creator of The Croaky Pokey, the Wing Wing Brothers books and other hilarious works. He lives with his family in Florida.