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Marco and the Mystery of the Missing Cookies / Marco y el Misterio de las Galletas Perdidas by Laura Lander, Translated into Spanish by Camilo Dominguez

Marco and the Mystery of the Missing Cookies / Marco y el Misterio de las Galletas Perdidas

by Laura Lander, Translated into Spanish by Camilo Dominguez

58 pages
When a surprise package of Valentine cookies goes missing, a child’s bedtime imagination fills in the blanks of how and where with increasingly fanciful scenarios. A new day brings a neighborly visit and the mystery is solved in a simply delicious ending.

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Category: Children
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About the Book
In this bi-lingual storybook (English and Spanish), Marco and his abuela exchange Valentine surprises: a handmade card and a tin of heart-shaped cookies. But when one goes missing in the mail and days go by without the package being delivered, Marco wonders what could have happened to it. At bedtime, his imagination takes him on a wild exploration of increasingly fanciful scenarios of how the package may have disappeared and to where. At last the mystery is solved, the package is delivered, and all is well.

Children will relate to the feelings of anticipation being put on hold, the unsettling experience of not having the answer to something unknown, as well as the satisfying resolution when an explanation is found. Both children and parents will find amusement and delight in the colorful illustrations. More to enjoy: the recipe for the cookies is included at the end.

With text presented in both English and Spanish, this book makes a worthy addition to bookshelves in bi-lingual homes and classrooms.

 

Reviews
I LOVE the illustrations in MARCO! It is not only the style of her art, but the author/illustrator (she does both!) was able to capture the look of 'Right Now' in her newest book. The book feels real to me. I can easily put myself in the story with Marco, not set in some far away land or in another time period, the story is relatable for my children and I. You can see Marco’s story come alive through the beautiful illustrations inside! I'm a fan!
- Justin Hibberts

 

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About the Author
Laura Lander, Translated into Spanish by Camilo Dominguez Laura Lander has lovingly written and illustrated this fifth of her books for children. She currently resides in Maine, where she spends her days writing, painting and exploring the natural beauty that surrounds her. In addition to her previous children’s books, Laura has published several memoirs.

 

 

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