Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Picture Book Review: Love and Roast Chicken

Love and Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains

Love and Roast Chicken:  A Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains
Written and illustrated by: Barbara Knutson
Published by: Carolrhoda Books, 2004

* My husband picked this book off the shelf when he took the kids to the library.  The author Barbara Knutson lived in Peru and drew on personal experience to write this trickster tale.  The story takes place in the Andes Mountains where Cuy, the Guinea Pig is about to be Tio Antonio the Fox's dinner.  He thinks quickly and tricks the Fox....and then tricks him again and again, and again.  Cuy gets stuck to a sticky gum baby, which we've seen in other classic trickster tales. At one point I thought that Cuy might get caught, but he's a very clever guinea pig!  The illustrations are bright and colorful and help add to this South American themed tale.

This book was borrowed from the library.

Family Rating: 1 thumb up.

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