What’s a little lamb to do about a fierce coyote that wants to eat her? Why, trick him, of course and and trick him again and trick him one more. Borreguita and the Coyote has ratings and 77 reviews. Manybooks said: Petra Mather’s illustrations are bright, and actually rather sweet, if not cute. A hungry coyote wants Borreguita (little lamb) for a meal. Can Borreguita outwit the coyote and escape a cruel end?.

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I thought this story went along with typical myths but I did not know that they follow a 3 time pattern. This folktale came from Ayutla, Mexico. The children’s book “Borreguita and the Coyote” is the story of a clever sheep who tricks a coyote into not eating it. The landscape is also luscious an Published: Hunting and stalking a lamb or another type of coyoe animal is therefore not evil, it is part ciyote the nature of these animals. Aardema was married twice, and died in in Fort Myers, Florida.

This is definitely a folktale that I would have in my classroom. Borreguita and the Coyote Author: This book had a multicultural underto Borreguita and the Coyote is the story of how a little lamb decides he wants to trick the scary coyote into not eating him. I would connect this story to a Spanish lesson. An excellent readaloud for a wide range of ages. She must convince coyote that the reflection of the moon in a pond is really a round of cheese. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Finally, the coyote demands to eat the lamb, who convinces him that his mouth is large enough to swallow her whole.

Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico by Verna Aardema

This story has a classic folktale feel because of the classic theme it follows, tricks. This book would be appropriate for kindergarten borgeguita children up through third or even fourth graders.


My interest in animals makes me hope that children who hear this story will eventually learn the value of predators in a balanced environment: Sep 09, Kate Sanders rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her first trick is famous in “fool” stories around the world. Borreguita and the Coyote is the story of how a little lamb decides he wants to trick the scary coyote into not eating him.

Native American tales Additional themes: Mar 05, Emily Burke rated it really liked it Shelves: Deborah Abbott Booklist, Sept. Aardema shares a tale from Ayutla, Mexico. When the Coyote wants to eat Borreguita, she is left with no choice but the trick the Coyote.

However, this is never or hardly ever mentioned in the “big bad wolf” type of folk and fairy tales. Feb 26, Molly Thhe rated it really liked it. I loved the fun language Borreguita and the Coyote was such a fun folktale! I loved this book! Petra Mather’s bright illustrations, with their sly little details – the coyote salivates, the lamb bounces happily off after convincing the coyote to “hold up” the mountain – will charm and entertain.

Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico

While I generally rather enjoyed Borreguita and the CoyoteVerna Aardema’s translated tale of Borreguita using her wits to outsmart her coyote stalker, I would not ever consider this type of story a personal favourite. Return to Book Page. Second, she pretends to borreguiha holding up two rocks and makes the Coyote use all his effort to not let the rocks fall.

When coyote does this he ends up with a mouthful of water, and upon returning to brreguita shore, finds the Borreguita gone. I did research on the culture, and a coyote is supposed to be a wise and strong animal.


It was similar to the old stories of the coyote and the road-runner. The entire story takes place on a farm like open valley somewhere in South America. Coyot little lamb tricked the coyote into jumping into the water and pretending to hold of the cli Title: Refresh and try again. Mathers’ bright illustrations are highlights, with details such as the frequently drooling coyote and beautiful scenery.

Borreguita and the Coyote

The second review gives a more thoughtful response when it comes to the illustrations in the story, mentioning the vibrant colors for a Mexican setting.

Borreguita outsmarts the coyote time after time, but in the end, will senor Coyote get thr up with Borreguitas tricks and finally eat her?

Third, she tricks the Coyote into thinking he has won, but ends up head-butting him. Aug 27, Karol rated it it was amazing Shelves: The lamb is free at last. This book had a multicultural undertone to it.

I know that the illustrations are based on the folk art style, but I found them a little disturbing. When doing the folk literature project, this was my favorite book from the Mexican culture. Oct 13, Ryan Hercik added it.

The lamb is very clever and the coyote is very gullible. She was educated at Michigan State University, and taught grade school from Aug 16, Jon athan Nakapalau rated it it was amazing Shelves: Petra Mather’s bright illustrations, A fluffy little lamb named Borreguita outwits a hungry coyote many times in this charming trickster tale from the Mexican town of Ayutla.