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El sándwich de Carla
El sándwich de Carla

El sándwich de Carla

By Debbie Herman, Illustrated by Sheila Bailey

<div>5–7, Grades K–2<br></div>



32 Pages, 10 x 10

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: April 2006

ISBN 9780972922562

Rights: WOR

Flashlight Press (Apr 2006)

Price: $16.95


This charming story presents a new way for young children to understand how to creatively embrace who they are, no matter what others think. Carla's lunch box is filled with odd delights like the Olive, Pickle, and Green Bean Sandwich; the Banana–Cottage Cheese Delight; and the unforgettable Chopped Liver, Potato Chips, and Cucumber Combo. To Carla, these are delicious and creative lunches, but her teasing classmates are unconvinced, abandoning her at the lunch table to eat her bizarre sandwiches alone. The tables turn, however, when Buster—the worst tease of all—forgets his lunch and is surprisingly delighted when thoughtful Carla shares one of her sandwiches with him.
Este cuento simpático enseña a los niños como aceptar quienes son sin importar lo que piensan los demás. La comida que trae Carla a la escuela está llena de cosas curiosas y deliciosas, como un sándwich de aceitunas, pepinillos y habichuelas, una delicia de plátano y requesón y el inolvidable hígado picado con papitas fritas y pepino. A Carla le parecen sándwiches creativos y sabrosos pero sus compañeros no están convencidos. Ilustraciones vivaces demuestran las lecciones de tolerancia, individualidad y creatividad, animando a los pequeños a inventar comidas creativas.


"This story ideally lends itself to a spirited read-aloud with a class. Truly delicious vocabulary is sprinkled throughout. A creative addition to bookstores and library collections."  —Críticas, starred review

"An ending that will delight readers young and old."  —Children's Literature, on the English version

"Carla cree que sus almuerzos son sabrosos pero sus compañeros se burlan. Pero las cosas cambian cuando Héctor olvida su comida."  —El Diario, La Prensa, NY

"El sándwich de Carla . . . es un libro delicioso y original."  —HOY

Author Biography

Debbie Herman is a feature writer for Babaganewz magazine and has written for the New Millennium Children's Dictionary CD-ROM. She is a former elementary school teacher with an MA in special education. She lives in New York City. Sheila Bailey has illustrated more than 26 children's books, including Spaghetti and Peas; Special People, Special Ways; The Wizard and King Whifflegroan; and The Wonderful Story of Edgar Elf. Her work has appeared in Fine Cooking magazine, Forbes, and The Oregonian. She lives in Redwood City, California.