Las manchas del sapo: How the Toad Got His Spots
Herrmann, Marjorie E
Here is an aetiological fable. True to the fashion of this series, the story's illustrations are repeated as the story is told first in Spanish and then in English. Luisito loves to sing and dance, even though he is not particularly good at either. He desperately wants to join the birds' great dance and songfest in the sky. He sneaks into the eagle's guitar case. He does not know it, but the birds discover him during their great feast in the clouds. He is having so much fun dancing to their songs that they can see him jumping up into the air. They plot to let him fall on the flight back home. He does, and so picks up all his spots and splotches. Luisito found them ugly, but the other toads see them as badges of courage. He was the first toad to fly!
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