The Capybaras (Hardcover)

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The hens and chicks are safe in their coops - until the Capybaras come! The Capybaras are too wet, too hairy, and they don’t follow the hens’ rules. Will they be allowed to stay? Soderguilt’s sparse text works beautifully with his Edward Gorey-esque illustrations to create a charming tale of community - with a twist ending that’s sure to delight!

— From Kids Books Laura Recommends

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A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids 2020 (Spanish edition)

A charming and hilarious tale for kids ages 4-8 about how accepting others can enrich us all--featuring capybaras, the beloved animal sensation capturing hearts around the world.

In this beautiful and simple book, hens and their chicks are living safe and secure in their coop, or at least it seems that way. They are happy with life as it is, and each hen knows her job. They don't even seem to notice when one of them is carried off from time to time.

Until the day the capybaras appear. To the hens, they are too hair, too wet, and too big. They don't even follow the rules But it's hunting season, and the capybaras need refuge.

As time passes and days change, minds begin to open and new possibilities appear. Can the hens accept the capybaras after all?

This delightful story teaches readers about the importance of caring for each other, no matter our differences.

About the Author


ALFREDO SODERGUIT is an award-winning author and illustrator with more than forty books published throughout Latin America, Spain, France, and Italy. He also makes animated films with Palermo Estudio, a collective, which he founded with other illustrators and animators. His prize-winning animated film, Anina, is available on HBO and YouTube in English and Spanish.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781771647823
ISBN-10: 1771647825
Publisher: Greystone Kids
Publication Date: April 13th, 2021
Pages: 48
Language: English