A new edition of the timeless classic by celebrated children's author, Charlotte Zolotow, featuring Spanish words and phrases!
When Tomás and his family moved to a new house on a new street, he took it into his head that the new people might not like him.
"Of course they'd like you," his mamá said. "Why wouldn't they? ¿Por qué no?" But Tomás didn't answer.
Tomás's Mom encourages him to go out and meet the kids in his neighborhood, but Tomas is too shy. Instead, he sits on his stoop, watching the world go by. But on the night of Halloween, opportunity arrives in the form of a tiger costume, complete with a mask that hides his identity. He can go trick-or-treating without anyone knowing it's him. But Tomás will soon discover his costume doesn't hide him quite as well as he thinks...
Great for anyone looking for books:
For kids in Spanish and English
As a gift for kids on Halloween!
About the Author
Charlotte Zolotow—author, editor, publisher, and educator—had one of the most distinguished careers in the field of children's literature. She wrote more than seventy books, many of which are picture-book classics including the Caldecott Honor medalist Mr.Rabbit and the Lovely Present. Born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1915,
Marta Álvarez Miguéns is a self-taught children's illustrator. She was born in a small town in Galicia, Spain, and currently lives in La Coruña, Spain. She is the illustrator of Shark Lady (written by Jess Keating), which was named a 2018 Best STEM Book by the Children's Book Council as well as a Best STEM Book by the National Science Teachers Association.
"In our highly mobile society, many children will identify with Tomás' newcomer feelings of insecurity. Share this classic story one-on-one or in a group for discussion." - School Library Journal
"A must-read for introverted kids, it's a worthy update to the 1963 original. " - Kirkus Reviews
"Zolotow's fine, sensitive writing captures the power that dressing up gives Tomás. Young readers know how magical wearing a costume feels, and they'll be amused by the way all the neighbors seem to know Tomás—and warmly greet him, despite his disguise—in this successful reboot." - Publishers Weekly