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Tortuga wants to take a basket of ensalada, tamales, and flan to Abuela. His friends decide to follow him--just in case the basket falls off his back (yum!). Along the way, Tortuga meets Coyote, who peeks inside the basket and then runs off, claiming he has an "appointment." But when Tortuga arrives at his grandmother's house, it is Coyote who answers, disguised as Abuela. Fortunately for Tortuga, his friends think of a way to frighten Coyote away, and everyone sits down to a tasty dinner. Glossary of Spanish words. (review from Junior Library Guild)

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Make some MARACAS! --- Easy! ... Library Lady Bobbie - Storytime Ideas from Marshall Public Library in Marshall, MO
  • Decorate the bottom of a paper plate.
  • Fold the plate in half. Glue streamers around the edge of the plate. Put in some rice, beans, gravel, or popcorn kernnels. Run a line of glue around the edge of the paper plate and press the edges together. Staple the rim of the plate a few times to be extra sure nothing comes out when kids shake these maracas.
  • Use these maracas to keep the rhythm of songs/chants or shake the syllables in words.
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