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The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra

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The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra by Marc Tyler Nobleman
  • Hardcover $17.99

    Mar 07, 2017 | 32 Pages | 5-8 years

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“A playful twist on outsmarting a predator. . . . The goats, all of whom have distinct personalities, deal with being kept on their toes by the chupacabra. As the title suggests, there is a lot of playful language throughout. . . . Aranda’s illustrations, which extend the text, elevate this title and burst with humor. Her bright pinks, yellows, and purples vibrate off the page in the often nighttime setting. The snaggle-toothed but adorable chupacabra sometimes lurks in the background, while other times his shadow comically dominates the page. . . . This enjoyable monster book is a first purchase for most libraries. Perfect for storytime read-alouds or anytime a humorously spooky tale is in order.”School Library Journal

“Nobleman introduces a comic trio. . . . References to Latin American food and culture appear throughout, and debut illustrator Aranda’s vibrant mixed-media artwork amplifies the book’s cross-cultural brand of humor; her chupacabra, with its beady nose, spiky purple ears, and lovely flowered hide, wouldn’t threaten a cat (although it throws a scary shadow). Readers will be sorry when this one is over.”Publishers Weekly

“Vibrant folk-style illustrations in watercolor, ink, and gouache depict the expressive goats and the sometimes looming—but never very scary—chupacabra. . . . Incorporates plenty of lively touches, from the goats’ humorous wordplay to some playfully formatted text. . . . An amusing take on the legendary beast.”Booklist

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