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Marisa Montes

Juan Bobo Goes to Work: A Puerto Rican Folk Tale


2002, Pura Belpre Award, Honor Book2004, North Carolina Children's Book Award, Nominee

What can you do with a boy who tries to do things right but only leaves disaster in his wake?

Laugh--that's what Readers everywhere will love to laugh at the hilarious antics of the ever-blundering Juan Bobo, Puerto Rico's most celebrated fold character.

In this rollicking Juan Bobo tale, our hero sets out to find work at the farm and the grocery. Although the tasks are simple and the directions couldn't be clearer, he always find a way to bungle things up as only a character whose name means Simple John could