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Pulpo guisado
Eric Velasquez

Pulpo guisado

Regular price $8.99
What do you do when an octopus captures Grandma? Put on your superhero cape and rescue her! A delightful story by award-winning Afro-Latino artist Eric Velasquez. Ages 4-8

The octopus Grandma is cooking has grown to titanic proportions. "¡Tenga cuidado!" Ramsey shouts. "Be careful!" But it's too late. The octopus traps Grandma! Ramsey must use both art and intellect to free his beloved abuela.

Then the story takes a surprising twist. And it can be read two ways. Open the fold-out pages to find Ramsey telling a story to his family. Keep the pages folded, and Ramsey's octopus adventure is real.

This beautifully illustrated picture book, drawn from the author's childhood memories, celebrates creativity, heroism, family, grandmothers, grandsons, Puerto Rican food, Latinx culture and more.

With an author's note and the Velasquez family recipe for Octopus Stew!

A Bank Street Best Children’s Picture Book of the Year
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
Una selección del Junior Library Guild
Holiday House (2020) Hardcover 40p. ISBN 9780823448647

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