Publication Date: August 15, 2023
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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
Carmen Agra Deedy, New York Times bestselling author and one of Scholastic’s most talented and cherished storytellers, retells a hilarious folktale set in Havana, Cuba. Illustrated by the brilliant, award-winning artist, Henry Cole.This is the first collaboration by this dynamic duo!The trouble started when Pepe the parrot fell in love with . . . a CAT!Hoping to win her paw, he invited her to his house for dinner. But within moments of arriving — with a gobble and a gulp — Carina swallowed that love-sick parrot whole! And he was just the appetizer! In this Cuban retelling of a classic folktale, Carmen Agra Deedy and Henry Cole merge their talents to create a wickedly funny and inspiring picture book that proves the smallest of creatures can sometimes possess the most surprising strength!
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