El Gato Con Botas/Puss in Boots

Francesc Boada, Author, Jose Luis Merino, Illustrator Chronicle Books $6.99 (22p) ISBN 978-0-8118-3924-2
Two fairy tales retellings add to an established bilingual series: Thumbelina/Pulgarcita by Caterina Valriu, illus. by Max, which follows the big adventures of the diminutive girl accompanied by Spanish artist Max's black-outlined, poster-like illustrations, and Puss in Boots/El gato con botas by Francesc Boada, illus. by Jose Luis Merino, starring the resourceful feline who helps his master impress the king and wed a princess; Merino's illustrations utilize earth-toned colors and light spongy and streaky textures.
Reviewed on: 02/01/2004
Release date: 02/01/2004
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