What Can You Do With a Rebozo?

What can you use
to dress up,
play hide-and-seek,
carry baby brother,
and DANCE with?


A rebozo!

In a playful celebration of a vibrant culture, a young girl and her family show all the things they do in their daily lives with a rebozo, a traditional Mexican woven shawl. Lively prose and rich illustrations honor a warm and colorful cultural icon.

You can do almost anything with a rebozo--and a little imagination!

 

 

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By Cayla (Houston, TX) · ★★★★☆ · October 29, 2014
Amazon Review
Para los ninos, Tafolla and Cordova weave together a delightful swirl of color, rhythm, and rhyme, delightful as a rebozo.

Carmen Tafolla is a widely anthologized Mexican-American poet, with poems and stories for children and adults appearing in more than two hundred anthologies. A r... ...more
By Meltha (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · January 28, 2014
The illustrations for this are immensely cheerful, bright, and engaging. I also love that the focus of the story is on taking an ordinary shawl and finding many imaginative and practical uses for it, everything from keeping warm to making a slide for stuffed animals. I had actually not heard of a... ...more
By Amanda (Pullman, WA) · ★★★☆☆ · April 20, 2014
What Can You Do with a Rebozo? By Carmen Tafolla introduces the reader to traditional Mexican clothing, specifically the rebozo. Through this cute story of all the things you can “do” with a rebozo, it also familiarizes the reader with a staple of Mexican clothing and culture. According to the bo... ...more
By Miss Balzaretti (Pullman, WA) · ★★★★☆ · April 29, 2014
In Carmon Tafolla’s Pura Belpre Honor book, she writes about a young girl answers the book’s main question “what can you do with a rebozo?”. A rebozo is a shawl worn by Mexican women for many centuries. Their wide variety of uses is illustrated throughout the story. Cordova’s illustrations, I fee... ...more
By Ms Threlkeld (Renton, WA) · ★★☆☆☆ · December 26, 2014
This book didn't appeal to me, but I can't quite figure out why. The premise is promising and I appreciated how imaginative the main character is, but the story just felt flat to me. ...more
By Sabrina (The United States) · ★★★★★ · June 29, 2010
This book is about a Mexican-American girl and her family. They showed the many ways a rebozo( Mexican shawl) can be used. It is simple yet informative. It is very colorful, which kind of depicts the colors of the Mexican art.
I like the rhythm in the book as well. The illustrations grabbed my... ...more
By Victoria (Pelham, NY) · April 17, 2012
This book is about a Mexican girl and her family. She explains all of the different things that her family does with a rebozo, or Mexican shawl, such as using it to keep warm or clean up spills. This book is full of colorful illustrations that can help children appreciate the colors and patterns... ...more
By Carlee · ★★☆☆☆ · April 01, 2013
This book is about a Mexican girl and her family. She explains all of the different things that her family does with a rebozo, or Mexican shawl, such as using it to keep warm or clean up spills. This book is full of colorful illustrations that can help children appreciate the colors and patterns... ...more
By Cindy · ★★★★☆ · February 24, 2015
Loved the art--beautiful, bold illustrations ...more
By Nicole (Covington, GA) · ★★★☆☆ · September 16, 2012
I love the way this book educates you on about a rebozo. It tells how a robozo has many different uses, you use it to wrap a baby, carry wood or even dressing up a party. I think this book would be inviting to any Mexican ELL because it would remind them of their home in Mexico. This Book comes i... ...more