Josefina Javelina: A Hairy Tale

Josefina Javelina A Hairy Tale Josefina the Javelina moves from the desert to california to pursue her dream of becoming a ballerina

  • Title: Josefina Javelina: A Hairy Tale
  • Author: Susan Lowell
  • ISBN: 9780873587907
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Josefina the Javelina moves from the desert to california to pursue her dream of becoming a ballerina.

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    1. Josefina Javelina is a fun story about a Javelina who is an aspiring ballerina. She is tired of her desert life, so she decides to go stay with her cousin in Hollywood. While trying to get discovered, she falls into a sticky situation with a coyote. She is forced to run away from him and happens to use her ballerina skills to do so. Little does she know she is on national television and becomes a star. People want to see her do more, and now she gets to perform and do what she loves in front of [...]

    2. Thanks to the first page I didn't spend the whole book saying JO SEPHINA and Javelins (like the spears) It is the Spanish HO-Seh-FEE-na and Ha-ve-LEE-nas."Javelinas are hairy hoggy critters. "This is an interesting spin, twist, contortion of the 3 little pigswith Hollywood and ballet mushed into it! Nice SouthWest Flaregood pictures OLE!

    3. I like that Josefina Javelina mentions other fairytales (such as the Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and the Tortoise and the Hare). It is a great story to talk about following your dreams and facing adversity. Could be a nice story to read after reading the other mentioned fairytales.

    4. Josefina Javelina by Susan Lowell is a fictional picture book. This book is about a young hairy hog named Josefina who wishes to become a ballerina. Despite all the obstacles she faced, she conquered her dream of becoming famous and performing for her home town. This book consists of appropriate content and pictures throughout the story. The grade level that would enjoy this book the most would be 3rd and 4th graders. All in all, this book portrays a great moral for kids to understand; never giv [...]

    5. LOVE this book! My 5 and 3 year olds will sit still for this book hand down every time. It's pretty rhythmic and the illustration are amazing. My kids are really latching on to books that are placed in or are about the desert southwest and this fits the bill. But it also has all these fun animals and a javelina that wants to be a ballerina and plays the concertina! What's not to like?Boom, boom, chile, boom! (My three year old will say this often you need to read it to know why. HA!)I think we w [...]

    6. I love this book! It is just plain fun. Great illustrations, catchy rhymes. Probably more suited toward girls since Josefina is a "Javelina Ballerina." There is another Javelina book by the same author (I believe it's "The Three Javelinas") that's more suitable for boys or girls.Mom and Dad bought this for Nora on a trip to the southwest. There's a lot of Southwestern references: Slurping on a Prickly Pear, Going to the Oasis Snack Bar and Cantina where the band sings "boom boom CHILE boom", and [...]

    7. Reads like a storybook adaptation of an animated movie. Lots of neat touches, like the reminder that Coyote is the traditional Trickster of the southwest, and having the Javelina sisters' day jobs be that of housekeepers in a hotel. And the premise is neat. But for the most part the story and presentation were both too hyper, too busy, too much, for me. Every page (except the housekeeping scene) crammed full of details and excitement. My opinion ymmv.

    8. If you want your dreams to come true you have to be willing to take the chance and work for it, but don't forget to be weary of tricksters.

    9. Great story about a javelina (desert wild pig) who goes to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming a ballerina.The illustrations are awesome. Lots of fun things to look at.

    10. Really funny picture book with great puns. My grandparents live next door to Pasadena so I thought this book was funny cause Josefina goes to Pasadena to be a ballerina.

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