The Dog Who Loved Tortillas/ La Perrita que le encantaban las tortillas


In this charming picture book by award-winning author Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Diego and Gabriela discover that taking care of a new puppy isn't as easy as they imagined!

En este encantador libro ilustrado del galardonado autor Benjamín Alire Sáenz, Diego y Gabriela descubren que cuidar de un nuevo cachorro no es tan fácil como imaginaban.

Like all kids, Little Diego and his big sister Gabriela argue over their new dog Sofie. She belongs to me, says Diego. No, she's mine, says Gabriela. It's only when Sofie gets really sick that they find out who their tortilla-loving pup really belongs to.

Once again, Benjamin Alire Sáenz shows he understands the chemistry and dynamics of family, this time with a dog stirring up the recipe. The illustrations for The Dog Who Loved Tortillas are by Geronimo Garcia, who created the characters of Little Diego and Gabriela first introduced in Sáenz's early best-selling title A Gift from Papá Diego.

Como todos los niños, Dieguito y su hermana mayor, Gabriela, se pelean sobre su nueva perrita, Sofie. Es mia, dice Diego. No, es mía, dice Gabriela. Pero cuando se enferma Sofie, se dan cuenta de quién tiene la razón.

Benjamin Alire Sáenz is the acclaimed author of numerous children's books, young adult novels, adult books, and poetry collections.In 2013 he won the PEN/Faulkner Award (the first Latino to do so) and the Lambda Award for his book Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club (Cinco Puntos Press/Lee & Low).His award-winning young adult novels include the Cinco Puntos Press/Lee & Low titles Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood and Last Night I Sang to the Monster, as well as the Printz Honoree Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. He lives in El Paso, Texas. Please visit his website at

Geronimo Garcia is an internationally recognized graphic designer and the illustrator of Benjamin Alire Sáenz's picture books A Gift for Papa Diego and The Dog Who Loved Tortillas. He hand-crafted the little clay figures for both books and also created their colorful book designs. He lives in El Paso, Texas.


Escrito por  Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Illustraciones de  Geronimo Garcia

Cinco Puntos Press

29 de mayo, 2012

Edades 5-8

Bilingual Paperback

0.2" H x 7.8" L x 9.8" W (0.35 lbs) 40 pages