With roots on the U.S./Mexico border, Cinco Puntos publishes great books which make a difference in the way you see the world.
childrens books
young adult books
poetry books
fiction books
non-fiction books
graphic novels
first concepts
featured titles

about us
customer service

Teacher's Resources
View & Print our Bilingual Catalog
View & Print our YA Catalog


4 Stories In English & Spanish

by Joe Hayes
Not Available for Purchase

Product Details

10-digit ISBN0-939729-14-8
LanguageBilingual - English & Spanish
Also Available InPaperback
RightsAll Rights Available
Do you know what a Terrible Tragadabas is? Or why the bossy rooster José can’t go to the wedding of his Uncle Perico? Or who gets to marry the butterfly, La Mariposa: the pig, the dog, the cat or the mouse? Or how come the elves gave the poor woman a pot of gold? Well, good news! Nationally known storyteller Joe Hayes answers all these questions with four of his most popular tales told in English on one side, enriched with Spanish and Spanish on the other side, enriched with English.

Teachers:: We have teacher's resources for each story in Tell Me a Cuento.

Mariposa, Mariposa
Teachers' Guide to Mariposa, Mariposa

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Oh! / Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, ¡Oh!
Teachers' Guide to Monday, Tuesdau, Wednesday, Oh!

No Way, José! / ¡No Ninguna Manera, José!
Teachers' Guide to No Way, José!

The Terrible Tragadabas / El Terrible Tragadabas
Teachers' Guide to The Terrible Tragadabas
National Public Radio
Thanks for the new version of Cuéntame un Story...My five-year-old son has a stack of Spanish kids' story books taller than Pancho Villa's statue in Tucson Park. I have spoken only Spanish to him since his birth...However, the single most useful "aid" to his learning to speak Spanish is and was Tell Me a Cuento. He listened to the tapes, both sides alternately, over and over, and I have read El Terrible Tragadabas so many times it is as imprinted in my brain as the stewardesses instructions on Aero Mosca. I think you could replace the entire U.S. bilingual education program, including the State Department crash course and Univision, with an annual new release of Tell Me A Cuento and we'd be world leaders again. It is so good, I'm not sure y'all really understand what you've got.
- NPR commentator Baxter Black, letter, July 7, 1998 
Click here to view all the reviews

Other books by this author...

La Llorona
by Joe Hayes
Price $19.95

Grandpa's Hal-La-Loo-Ya Hambone!
by Joe Hayes
Price $16.95

Two Scary Folktales
by Joe Hayes
Price $16.95

books for kids | young adults | poetry | non-fiction | fiction | on sale | featured titles
submissions | insternships | about us | customer service | contact us | bilingual books
search | privacy statement | ©2001 - 2020 Cinco Puntos Press
Designed by
Stanton Street 

Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution.