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Pulpo Guisado

Pulpo Guisado

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Author: Eric Velasquez


Page Count: 40


Published: October 27, 2020


ISBN: 9780823448647


What do you do when an octopus captures Grandma? Put on your superhero cape and rescue her! Award-winning Afro-Latino artist Eric Velasquez's delightfully meta story is now in Spanish.
The octopus Grandma is cooking has grown to titanic proportions. "¡Tenga cuidado!" Ramsey shouts. "Be careful!" But it's too late. The octopus traps Grandma! Ramsey must use both art and intellect to free his beloved abuela.

Then the story takes a surprising twist. And it can be read two ways. Open the fold-out pages to find Ramsey telling a story to his family. Keep the pages folded, and Ramsey's octopus adventure is real.

This beautifully illustrated picture book, drawn from the author's childhood memories, celebrates creativity, heroism, family, grandmothers, grandsons, Puerto Rican food, Latinx culture and more.

With an author's note and the Velasquez family recipe for Octopus Stew!


  • Bank Street Mejor Libro Infantil Silver Medalist
  • A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
  • Una selección del Junior Library Guild


"The dynamic artwork reflects the author's affection for his Afro-Latino heritage and his love for superheroes and art in general, especially in the scene where Ramsey is recounting the story of the rogue octopus to his family." —Booklist

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