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Format:
Title:
Rafi and Rosi
ISBN:
9780060098957

9780060098964

9780060098971

9781415616178

9781424205967
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
[New York] : HarperCollins, ©2004.
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series title(s):
Contents:
Glossary -- Magic fingers -- Fallen stars -- Baby trees -- Did you know about ...
Summary:
Two tree frogs, mischievous Rafi and his younger sister Rosi, learn about the plants and animals of Puerto Rico together.
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Summary

Summary

Rosi Coqui's brother finds magic everywhere! Rafi Coqui can sort sand with his magic fingers. He can shoot the stars from the sky. He can even find the smallest tree in the forest -- growing down, not up. Then one day Rafi's pet hermit crab runs away. Now it's Rosi's turn to show her brother that she knows where to look for magic, too. Can she find the crab in time for them to watch it shed its shell? This joyful tale of two curious young Puerto Rican tree frogs is charmingly illustrated in brilliant color by acclaimed author and artist Lulu Delacre. Young readers will especially enjoy sounding out a sprinkling of easy Spanish words that add flavor to the story.


Author Notes

Lulu Delacre was born in Puerto Rico, where she grew up catching lizards, drawing pictures, and listening to the evening song of the coqui. She studied art first at the University of Puerto Rico and later at L'Ecole Superieure d'Arts Graphiques, in Paris, France. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Rafi and Rosi are coquis (tiny tree frogs)who live in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rafi and Rosi go to visit the El Morro Fort because admission is free for the day. The two froggies enjoy some imaginative play; pretending to be pirates, they find a real pirate treasure and get spooked while exploring an old sentry box. They have a positive sibling relationship and take care of each other. Children can easily relate to them using their imagination. The characters and stories provide a glimpse into the Puerto Rican culture and history. A few Spanish words are sprinkled throughout the three adventures the siblings experience during their visit. The illustrations are cheerful and light. This book is an early fluent reader for students in primary grades. A glossary of Spanish words, locations, and vocabulary that children might not be familiar with is included at the beginning of the book rather than at the end, which helps to prepare readers before they encounter words. The "Did you Know About." section at the end gives parents and teachers some background knowledge and a brief history of El Morro Fort, the Pirate Cofresi, Pirate Money, and the Haunted Sentry Box Legend. An activity is also included that children can complete just like the characters in the story. VERDICT Children who enjoy Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad" series will also enjoy the coquis Rafi and Rosi and their adventures.-Cynthia Molinar, Medio Creek Elementary SWISD, San Antonio © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

In three cheerfully illustrated stories featuring Puerto Rican tree frog siblings, Rafi teaches his younger sister, Rosi, about magnets, bioluminescence, and mangrove trees. Useful in the bilingual classroom for its Spanish and island references, the book will be appreciated by teachers for its scientific merits, too. Glos. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


Table of Contents

Glossaryp. 4
Magic Fingersp. 5
Fallen Starsp. 23