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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That being said, there also appears to be somewhat of an inversion of the Native American trickster tale present here. Paperback32 pages.

Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico by Verna Aardema

The entire story takes place on a farm like open valley somewhere in South America. I really enjoyed reading how birreguita lamb escaped the coyote! Borreguita and the Coyote by Verna Aardema, illustrated by Petra Mathers, ia a retelling of a Mexican folk tale about a clever lamb who tricks a hungry coyote numerous times. The second review gives a more thoughtful response when it comes to the illustrations tue the story, mentioning the vibrant colors for a Mexican setting.

In typical folktale pattern, Borrequita successfully tricks coyote 3 times, each trick a bit more elaborate than the preceding one. She took him out to the lake one night and the full moon shone like a big round ball of cheese on the lake. But, of course, these tales weren’t meant as natural history lessons and I think the “message” of keeping ones wits in the face of fear is a good one.

This is a tale from Ayutla, Mexico, and tje is a very short glossary of Spanish words not really necessary to enjoy the story but a nice touch in the front of the book. In the end the coyote learned his lesson and never bothered the little lamb again.

The Borreguita cooyote the coyote about a food called cheese that is much more tastier than lamb. Borreguita and the Coyote was such a fun folktale! Borreguita and borreguota Coyote.

The coyote is also seen as sort of ghe and dazed in the illustrations, showing that the coyote isn’t as bright as the sheep and always falls for it’s tricks. He will never bother Borreguita again, but he does not have to pay for hunting and stalking the lamb with his life. Borreguita and the Coyote: The illustrations in this book were The children’s book “Borreguita and the Coyote” is the story of a clever sheep who tricks a coyote into not eating it.


Her first trick is famous in “fool” stories around the world. A comical story about the underdog tricking the Coyote. I know that the illustrations are based on th Based on a Mexican folktale.

This was cute and funny but not one of my favorite tales.

Borreguita and the Coyote: Reading Rainbow Book

Aug 01, Miss Pippi the Librarian rated it really liked it Shelves: The illustrations were entertaining. Aug 15, Manybooks rated it liked it Recommends it for: It’s about a wolf an is trying to eat a lamb, but the lamb is always outsmarting the wolf. Apr 13, Taryn Vogel rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 7 comments.

Consideration of Instructional Application: My five year old was given this book for me to read to her for one of her assignments. A Nandi Tale so this was a little lackluster in comparison. When the Coyote wants to eat Borreguita, she is left with no choice but the trick the Coyote. The little lamb tricked the coyote into jumping into the water and pretending to hold of the cli Title: Nov 18, iram rated it it was amazing. Finally, the coyote demands to eat the lamb, who convinces him that coyoye mouth is large enough to swallow her whole.

Readers find pleasure not only is guessing the ways the little lamb will trick the hungry coyote, but also will find something charming in the hungry beast as he continually is duped. I was hoping for more from this book, especially since I love some of the author’s other thd Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain: It’s a story of the tactics one sometimes must try in order to survive.

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The coyote is also a very common character among the literature, so the students will be able to find more information about what that character means as a whole. I think its great having a children’s book that had different cultures in it because it makes it fun for kids to read and they get to experience something new.


For me, it kind of felt along the lines of the three little pigs. Jun 05, David rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Aug 16, Jon athan Nakapalau rated it it was amazing Shelves: The lamb pleads her case–she will taste better after she has eaten the entire field of clover. This would be a great time blrreguita begin counting small cyoote in Spanish and learning that they do a lot of the same things we do.

A storyteller could easily adapt this tale to use with puppets as well. This story is playful and reminded me of the relationship between Tom and Jerry. Greed can be fooled easily. Next she tricks the coyote into eating a round of cheese actually the moon reflected in a pond. 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. Both reviews give a brief summary to the tale of the Borreguita and the Coyote.

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Borreguita and the Coyote

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And, of course, poor co 3. Yet the coyote returns again and again until she rams him right in the head. A coyote is on the tail of the farmers little lame, Borreguita, looking for a nice snack.