El Cucuy Is Scared Too

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el cucuy is scared too

A boy and his monster confront their mutual fears in this unlikely friendship story that’s rooted in Mexican folklore

Ramón is a little boy who can’t sleep. He is nervous for his first day at a new school. And El Cucuy is the monster who lives in Ramón’s cactus pot. He can’t sleep, either. It turns out that El Cucuy is scared, too! This gentle, perceptive story explores the worries that can accompany moving to a new place and beginning a new journey—and reveals how comfort, bravery, and strength can be found through even the most unexpected of friendships.

40 pages                      978-1419744457                          Ages 4-8

Keywords:  boys, monsters, fears, Latino, Latin American folktale, diversity, diverse books, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old

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