Senor Pancho Had a Rancho

Rene Colato Lainez (Author) Elwood Smith (Illustrator)

Product Details

Holiday House
Publish Date
August 30, 2014
8.5 X 0.1 X 9.8 inches | 0.25 pounds
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About the Author

René Colato Laínez is an award-winning author born in El Salvador. He currently lives in Southern California where he teaches kindergartners in a bilingual classroom. Other titles by René Colato Laínez include ¡Vámonos! Let's Go! and Mamá the Alien. Elwood Smith has illustrated more than a dozen books for children, including Zoo Ah-choooo by Peter Mandel. A guitar player, Smith has written songs and two musicals. He lives in the Hudson River Valley.


"Chock-full of bicultural fun on the farm."--Kirkus Reviews

"The multimedia ink and watercolor cartoons provide a visual feast, striking a solid balance between engaging detail and white space while ably moving the narrative forward. Smith's farmyard animals steal the show; they are full of humor and a playful energy to which young readers will relate. This is an excellent choice for read-alouds, but it also includes a glossary and pronunciation guide, making it useful in one-on-one contexts for young readers looking to develop Spanish vocabulary."--School Library Journal

"this humorous rendition of the song should be part of any library where singing is allowed."--Booklist

"The energetic illustrations are a good match for the lively reworked lyrics, which include Spanish words and animal sounds."--The Horn Book

A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year