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Cooke, Trish

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(4) K-3 Illustrated by Caroline Binch. Lush illustrations of Caribbean landscapes set the scene for the story a grandmother tells to her grandson about an enigmatic Dominican creature called Ti Bolom. A call-and-response refrain ("Eh Kwik!" and "Eh Kwak!") creates transitions from Grannie's colloquial language to the rest of the text. Suspense surrounding Ti Bolom's identity builds evenly throughout the story, but the ending is confusing.

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