The Dog Who Loved Tortillas
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Illustrated by Gerónimo Garcia
Like all kids, Little Diego and his big sister Gabriela argue over their new dog Sofie. "She belongs to me," says Diego. "No, she's mine," says Gabriela. It's only when Sofie gets really sick that they find out who their tortilla-loving pup really belongs to.
Once again, Benjamin Alire Sáenz shows he understands the chemistry and dynamics of family, this time with a dog stirring up the recipe. The illustrations forThe Dog Who Loved Tortillas are by Geronimo Garcia, who created the characters of Little Diego and Gabriela first introduced in Sáenz's early best-selling title A Gift from Papá Diego.
Como todos los niños, Dieguito y su hermana mayor, Gabriela, se pelean sobre su nueva perrita, Sofie. "Es mia", dice Diego. "No, es mía", dice Gabriela. Pero cuando se enferma Sofie, se dan cuenta de quién tiene la razón.
About the Creators
Benjamin Alire Sáenz is the acclaimed author and poet of numerous children's books, young adult novels, adult books, and poetry collections. In 2013 won the PEN/Faulkner Award (the first Latino to do so) and the Lambda Award for his book Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club (Cinco Puntos Press/Lee & Low). His award winning young adult novels include the Cinco Puntos Press/Lee & Low titles Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood, and Last Night I Sang to the Monster, as well as the Printz Honoree, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe from Simon & Schuster. He lives in El Paso, Texas.
Geronimo Garcia is a highly successful and internationally recognized graphic designer. Like he did for Sáenz's highly successful A Gift for Papa Diego (60,000 in print) he hand-crafted the little clay figures and created the colorful book design in The Dog Who Loves Tortillas. He lives in El Paso, TX.