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The cot in the living room / Hilda Eunice Burgos ; illustrated by Gaby D'Alessandro.

Burgos, Hilda Eunice, (author.). D'Alessandro, Gaby, (illustrator.).

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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Willimantic Public Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Willimantic Public Library E BUR (Text to phone) 34036127093791 Juvenile New Material Available -

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A young Dominican American girl in New York City moves from jealousy to empathy as her parents babysit children whose families work the overnight shift in this picture book debut. Night after night, a young girl watches her mami set up a cot in the living room for guests in their Washington Heights apartment, like Raquel (who's boring) and Edgardo (who gets crumbs everywhere). She resents that they get the entire living room with a view of the George Washington Bridge, while all she gets is a tiny bedroom with a view of her sister (who snores). Until one night, no one comes, and it's finally her chance! But as it turns out, sleeping in the cot in the living room isn't all she thought it would be. A celebration of the ways a Dominican American community takes care of one another while showing young readers that sometimes the best way to be a better neighbor is by imagining how it feels to spend a night sleeping on someone else's pillow.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8. Kokila.
Subject: Empathy > Juvenile fiction.
Envy > Juvenile fiction.
Babysitting > Juvenile fiction.
Dominican American children > New York (State) > New York > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.
Social problem fiction.
Didactic fiction.

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