Reading Rainbow Selection, PBS Kids
Approved Book, Parent's Choice Foundation
Recommended, Elementary School Library Collection
Bilingual English/Spanish. A classic Nicaraguan folktale: when Ambrosia gives her Uncle Nacho a new hat, he tries to get rid of his old one, but to no avail.
When Ambrosia gives her Uncle Nacho a new hat, he tries to get rid of his old one, but to no avail. No matter what he does, the pesky hat keeps coming back to him. This classic folktale from the Puppet Workshop of Nicaraguan National Television, vividly illustrated by Mira Reisberg and presented in a bilingual edition, is a parable about the difficulties of making changes and shaking off old habits. The book includes an account of the origins of the story.
About the Author
Harriet Rohmer was the founder of Children's Book Press. She is the author and editor of many award-winning children's books, including Just Like Me, Uncle Nacho's Hat, and Honoring Our Ancestors. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. To find out more about Harriet, visit her online at harrietrohmer.com. Mira Reisberg was born in Australia. A painter, graphic designer, and the illustrator of several books for children, Mira has also taught art to both children and adults. She holds a Master's in Fine Art and a PhD in Education with an emphasis on Cultural Studies and Art Education. She currently teaches in the Art Education program of Northern Illinois University, outside of Chicago.