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Pacho Nacho
Pacho Nacho
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Capstone Editions

Pacho Nacho

by Silvia López
Illustrated by Pablo Pino

Mama and Papa could not agree on a name for their first baby, and everyone in the family had an opinion. That's how the name Pacho-Nacho-Nico-Tico-Melo-Felo-Kiko-Rico came to be, and Pacho's parents insisted that everyone use his full name. But when Pacho finds himself in trouble, his younger brother, Juan, must quickly find help, which isn't easy when you have to keep saying Pacho-Nacho-Nico-Tico-Melo-Felo-Kiko-Rico. Author Silvia Lopez highlights family values, community connections, and brotherly love in this interactive, energetic, and silly picture book. Pacho Nacho is based on an old Japanese folktale and includes Spanish words and phrases and multicultural settings.

PublisherCapstone Editions
BrandCapstone Editions
Age Level4-7 Years
Reading LevelGrades PreK-2
GenreRealistic Fiction
Trim Size8 x 10
Page Count32
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Kirkus Reviews

"Librarian and author López puts a Latin American twist on a classic silly story. . . .Bright cartoon illustrations by Pino seem to set the story in what is now the United States Southwest and lend a cinematic theatricality. . . .As with the source material, a read-aloud that will have young audiences in stiches." - Kirkus Reviews

November 1, 2019

School Library Journal - Martha Rico, Ysleta ISD, TX

"The text is sprinkled with Spanish words throughout and Pino’s colorful cartoon artwork sets the scene in a rural, folkloric Mexican landscape. A Spanish word list and an author’s note discussing stories with similar plots are appended. Youngsters will get a kick out of saying the main character’s name while enjoying this entertaining story, perfect to share at storytimes and during Hispanic Heritage Month." - School Library Journal

January 1, 2020

Booklist - Rosie Camargo

"López gives a Spanish twist to an old Japanese folktale about a boy with an extraordinarily long name. . . .Argentinian illustrator Pino’s cartoonish artwork is colorful and energetic, effectively conveying the story’s high jinks. This book is a wonderful read-aloud filled with rhyme and repetition. A glossary helpfully defines the Spanish words peppered throughout the story, and an author's note offers background on the original tale." - Booklist

February 1, 2020


A Fuse 8 Production, 31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Fairy, Folk, and Religious Tales - Elizabeth Bird

"Unable to agree on a single name, a family calls their first kid Pacho-Nacho-Nico-Tico-Melo-Felo-Kiko-Rico. So what happens when he’s in trouble and his brother Juan has to call for help? This kind of story originated as a Japanese folktale. . . . An interesting change in an interesting book." - A Fuse 8 Production, 31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Fairy, Folk, and Religious Tales

December 14, 2020

Silvia López

Silvia López

A Cuba native raised in Miami, Silvia López served as children's librarian at schools and public libraries for over three decades. Her debut picture book, Just Right Family: An Adoption Story was released in March 2018, with Handimals: Animals in Art and Nature and Selena Quintanilla: Queen of Tejano Music following. Siliva currently resides in Miami.

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