Runaway Radish = El Rabano Que E
Runaway Radish = El Rabano Que E
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Annotation: It is the Night of the Radishes and Don Pedro wants to carve the best radish sculpture in town, but one radish runs away, forcing the would-be sculptor to chase it through the busy town.
Catalog Number: #4196453
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: Raven Tree Press
Copyright Date: 2008
Edition Date: 2008
Illustrator: Wright, Sydney,
Pages: 32 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-932748-82-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-932748-82-6
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2008920932
Dimensions: 24 x 29 cm.
Language: Spanish
Bilingual: Yes
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Eighteen mammals (including humans) are shown nursing their young. The rhymed couplets range from comforting ("Fill your tummy while mama snores. / Dine in peace in the dusky outdoors") to awkward ("Mama's going to nurse you high up in a tree. / Mama's going to nurse you down low by her knees"). Wolff's gouache portraits depict contented-looking mothers and suckling babies.
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Word Count: 534
Reading Level: 3.5
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.5 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 144208 / grade: Lower Grades
Guided Reading Level: J

It's the Night of the Radishes and Don Pedro wants to carve the best radish sculpture in town. But one radish won't cooperate. It bounces away, looking for action! ?Places to go, people to see,? it shouts. ?Out of my way, you can't carve me!? So begins a raucous romp as everyone in town gets involved in the chasing of the radish who is trying to escape being made into a sculpture. ?Stop, radish, stop!? everyone begs as the chase goes on.The radish's antics include bumping into burros, tripping up the local mariachis and trampling tortillas. Busy cooks who are trying to get ready for the festival fall into their pots as the radish races by and the whole marketplace is turned upside down. Written in a style reminiscent to The Gingerbread Man, one antic builds on another until finally the rascally radish is subdued. Don Pedro takes first prize for the runaway radish that he finally carves into a queen with a crown and running shoes - and a very big mouth.Humorous sketches capture the excitement and keep the story straight as one chaotic episode after another takes place. Movement, color, and clever expressions fill the pages with wit and illumination.The Night of the Radishes is an annual festival held on the evening of December 23rd in Oaxaca, Mexico. A huge contest featuring figures sculpted from radishes is one of the highlights of this festival.

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