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Hairs/Pelitos by Sandra Cisneros


by Sandra Cisneros

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I did not really like this book. I thought it was boring and too simple of a topic with not enough detail. The book was about the different types of hair in one Hispanic family. The illustrations are very abstract. "Everyone in our family has different hair. My Papa's hair is slippery--sides out of your head." In the book the dad has a purple face and the brother has a green face. "Nenny's hair is slippery--slides out of your hand." The language in this book was descriptive but I think could have been more. The writing was not very engaging. The characters were believable but not well developed. The point of view was told from the little girl in the family. The big idea of the book is differences within one family. ( )
  smeyer8 | Oct 27, 2014 |
Hairs/Pelitos is a story that is told in both Spanish and English. A little girl talks about the different types of hair that everyone in her family has. Then when she gets to describing her mothers hair she goes into more detail. The reader can feel all the affection and the comfort that is provided to the little girl by her mother. When she is describing everyone else's hair, she only talks about the type. Great book to introduce kids to a second language. ( )
  K_Rodriguez | Sep 27, 2014 |
A good book to read when talking about differences and diversity. The children in the book describe the differences in their own hair. Bilingual story .
age: 3,4,5,6,7
source: Guiding Behavior
  michellehewitt | Oct 22, 2013 |
"Hairs/Pelitos" is a vignette taken from Sandra Cisneros' novel "The House on Mango Street," and it tells a wonderful story about a girl's family and the different types of hair they all have. Told with brilliant colors and pictures, the story details each member of a little girl's family as she speaks of the type of hair that they have - long, short, textured, soft, and spiky. It engages young students by talking using the five senses to create an experience, and teaches diversity. Written in both Spanish and English, the undertones of this book are ones of acceptance, love, and tolerance for all different types of people with varied personalities and outward appearances. ( )
  KylieBrigham | Oct 1, 2012 |
This jewel-like vignette from Sandra Cisneros's best-selling The House on Mango Street shows, through simple, intimate portraits, the diversity among us.
  Alice.rivera56 | Jun 12, 2012 |
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Hairs/Pelitos is a bilingual children's book adapted from one of the vignettes in her novel The House on Mango Street. This is a separate work, and the two should not be combined.
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This jewel-like vignette from Sandra Cisneros's best-selling The House on Mango Street shows, through simple, intimate portraits, the diversity among us.

A Dragonfly Book in English and Spanish.

A Parenting Magazine Best Children's Book of the Year  

Un excelente constructor de vocabulario, con nombres de objetos en Inglés y en Español, acompañados por ilustraciones, agrupados por tópicos como colores, juguetes, animales y herramientas.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:03 -0400)

A girl describes how each person in the family has hair that looks and acts different, Papa's like a broom, Kiki's like fur, and Mama's with the sweet smell of bread before it's baked

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