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Benita and the Night Creatures

Mariana Llanos

Benita loves to read in bed but keeps getting interrupted by a whistling Tunche, a scary Supay and other spooky creatures from Peruvian lore. To the creatures' disbelief, Benita is so absorbed by her book that she's not the least bit scared of them. This humorous celebration of bedtime reading puts a global twist on taking the "scary" out of monsters.

 

Mariana Llanos is a Peruvian-born writer of children's literature. In 2017, she was selected as the Best Latino Artist by the Hispanic Arts Council of Oklahoma, where she resides. Her first picture book for Barefoot Books, Run, Little Chaski!, was chosen for the 2022 Oklahoma Book Award and as a 2022 Library of Congress Great Reads Selection. When she's not writing, she enjoys baking, spending time with her children, and visiting schools to ignite the love for reading.

Cocoretto is a Peruvian-born couple and team, Ivan and Natalia. They are illustrators, authors and designers with backgrounds in fine arts, graphic design and photography. With their strong graphic sense and bright, saturated colors, they like to build compelling and relatable environments for their work. They feel grateful to have the chance to make children around the world giggle and smile with their many books and translations. Ivan and Natalia live and work in the noisy city of Lima, the capital of Peru.

 

  • Publisher: Barefoot Books (September 5, 2023)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • ISBN-13: 9798888590034
  • Reading age: 4 - 9 years
  • Grade level: Preschool - 4
  • Item Weight: 5.9 ounces
  • Dimensions: 10 x 0.14 x 9.75 inches