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El Cucuy: A Bogeyman Cuento in English and…

El Cucuy: A Bogeyman Cuento in English and Spanish (English and Spanish…

by Joe Hayes

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A story that many generations of kids have heard when they didn't mind parents. The Cucuy is equivalent of a Bogeyman. A creature that parents spoke about to the children when they misbehaved. Joe Hayes tells the story of kids misbehaving and the Cucuy comes to take em away in order to discipline them. This is a story that has been told as a oral story telling to teach lesson and traditions.
This is a good book to introduce folk tales, family traditions, cultural myths, moral lessons and it is a book also written in Spanish and English. ( )
  Adrian.Gaytan | Apr 1, 2015 |
A father and his three daughters lived in the mountain village. The two oldest daughters are constantly misbehaving. They are always making fun of the youngest sister for always working while the father was at work. The father threatened the misbehaving daughters that he will cal the El Cucuy if they did not stop acting up, but they did not believe their father. One day the Cucuy came down from the mountain cave where they lived, and the Cucuy took the daughters away and locked them up in a dark cave. The father could not find them. Than one day a village boy hears their cries and saved them. From that day on the girls behaved. ( )
  harrisrm | Mar 8, 2015 |
Kids learn a lesson because "to listen to their parents and help out at their home. And to stick up for their family members. I felt confident when wee read this book. It scared me just a little ( )
  Maya.Gaytan | Oct 18, 2014 |
Joe Hayes tells about two girls who didn’t believe in el Cucuy until he snatched them up. Of course, the story has a happy ending. ( )
  mleon2 | Nov 30, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0938317784, Paperback)

So, you’ve been in trouble. Your -parents tell you they’re calling the bogeyman. You laugh. There’s no such thing!

Then—you hear a sharp knock. Standing at the door is the oldest man you have ever seen. It’s el Cucuy (coo-COO-ee)! With that big red ear, he hears everything!

In this cautionary tale, storyteller Joe Hayes tells about two girls who didn’t believe in el Cucuy until he snatched them up. Of course, the story has a happy ending.

Joe Hayes has become one of America’s premier bilingual storytellers. Hayes lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Illustrator Honorio Robledo grew up in Veracruz and Chiapas, Mexico. He lives in Los Angeles.

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A retelling of the story of two sisters who do not obey their father and are carried off into the mountains by El Cucuy.

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