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Conejito: A Folktale from Panama

Conejito: A Folktale from Panama

Author: Margaret Read MacDonald
Illustrator: Geraldo Valério

Conejito is a perky little rabbit dancing up the hill to his Tía Monica’s house. Zorro, Tigre, and Léon try to bar his way, but dancing Conejito and his Tía Monica are a match for them

Some Spanish vocabulary incorporated within story.

Type Year Publisher Price Length   ISBN
Hardcover  2006  August House  $16.95  32  0-87483-779-0 

Additional Information and Resources


Hear Audio
MRM tells this tale on the CD Fat Cat and Friends

Lesson Plan
Lesson Plans for K, 1,2,3 devised by August House staff Link to Lesson Plan


Conejito in Iceland! Birte Hansen plays Conejito with her Kindergarten.

MRM TELLS CONEJITO Filmed in Hawaii by Jeff Gere, May, 2016.


"Valério uses warm colors in the full bleed illustrations, s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g out the ears and tails of his rubbery figures to create a sense of exuberant motion."  ...Kirkus

Kirkus Reviews

"Movement and energy are captured in the animated characters. It begs to be read to a group. "  ...SLJ 4/01/06

"Rhyming refrains invite the participation of young listeners… smoothly incorporated Spanish words and phrases. Valerio's splashy tropical colors and elongated, rubbery characters, often stretching across an entire spread, capture the tale's bouncing energy. "  ...Booklist 3/15/06

"A classic Panamanian folktale which teaches the importance of cleverness. Four stars."  ...Heartland Review, 2006

"Opportunities to yell phrases like "Gordito! Gordito! Gordito!" will appeal to kids no matter what their first language, and the cumulative and repetitive nature of the tale will guarantee that young listeners quickly catch on and join in. ...This interactive tale will get listeners singing, dancing, and eating their fill right alongside Conejito."  ...Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 2006

"Children's Book Council booklist: BE BRAVE,PERSIST,SURVIVE 2018 "  ...Children's Book Council.


Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices

Children's Catalog 19th ed

Children's Core Collection, 2014

Categories and Keywords
Categories Keywords




Geraldo Valério Web site

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Conejito si Kelinci Kecil
Bi-lingual edition of Conejito. English and Bahasa Indonesia.