The perfect resource for parents who despair of getting their children to sit still and listen. The stories, colorfully illustrated in a sharp, bright style reminiscent of cut-paper art, bring with them an interactive approach to storytelling, a clever use of word patterns and rhythms and a boisterous wealth of songs, chants and repeated refrains.—Books for Children, Clemson University
"Tell Me a Cuento is just plain charming. Billed as a bilingual early reader, it also makes a great read-aloud-and-look-at-the pictures book for parents and children."—New Mexico Magazine
Contains four of Joe's most popular stories:
Do you know what a Terrible Tragadabas is? Or why the bossy rooster José can’t go to the wedding of his Uncle Perico? Or who gets to marry the butterfly, La Mariposa—the pig, the dog, the cat or the mouse? Or how come the elves gave the poor woman a pot of gold? Well, good news! Nationally known storyteller Joe Hayes teams up with illustrator Geronimo Garcia to answer all these questions with four of his most popular tales told in English and Spanish. Also available in single-book form while supplies last, these four stories have now been anthologized for the first time.
The Terrible Tragadabas
El Terrible Tragadabas (Spanish)
No Way, José!
¡De Ninguna Manera, José! (Spanish)
Mariposa, Mariposa (Spanish)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Oh!
¡Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, O! (Spanish)
Teacher's Guide available!
Using a Bilingual Storybook in the Classroom
A Teacher’s Guide to Tell Me a Cuento / Cuéntame un story
Saddlestitched o 0-938317-44-X
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In 1985-the year we started Cinco Puntos Press-we had the good fortune to meet Joe Hayes, then just gathering momentum in his career as a storyteller. The thing that completely amazed us about Joe was that, when he told a story, any number of wiggling children suddenly became quiet and listened.
In 1987, we published Joe's wonderful bilingual classic La Llorona, officially launching ourselves as children's book publishers. Since then we've printed over 50,000 copies of this popular book. The Weeping Woman (as she's known in English) has been such a steady seller that we can truly say Cinco Puntos is the (publishing) house that La Llorona built. We've also published three more books by Joe, including this latest Tell Me A Cuento.
I think our daughter, Susannah Mississippi Byrd, who now works for Cinco Puntos, describes Joe best in her introduction to Joe's book, Here Comes the Storyteller. Susie writes: "I have been lucky enough to hear Joe Hayes tell stories since I was a young girl. Now that I am grown and a mother myself, I still find myself captured by the presence that Joe brings to each story. In a time when we worry about the short attention spans of our children, it is absolutely magical to see the energy and attention with which children honor a master storyteller.
"Joe understands that to tell a story is to develop a relationship with the listener. A story is an invitation, a way to share the imaginary characters that populate folklore. A told story doesn't have to be 'this is my story, listen to me tell it.' It can be told in such a way that the story belongs to each listener. And that's what Joe does."From the Author:
Listeners always ask me about my stories, "How do you remember all that?" I tell them that the parts of a story are like the verses of a song. Once you've thought a story through, and have the events fixed in your mind, you start telling it, first to yourself, and then to many audiences. And the story settles into your brain just the way the lyrics of an old familiar song do. Then, even though you haven't thought about the story for a long time, once you start telling it, each line rises spontaneously in your mind, ready to be spoken at the appropriate time. In fact, the whole process of telling stories is much more like singing songs than giving a speech. And storytelling has the same ability to lift your spirits that singing has.
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Descrizione libro Cinco Puntos Press, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110938317431
Descrizione libro Cinco Puntos Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0938317431 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0627732
Descrizione libro Cinco Puntos Press, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0938317431