Lorito Books’ upcoming release, The Runaway Piggy/El cochinito fugitivo is recording this week. The two-voice production will feature Kristine Klanderud as the lead voice. Thanks to the wonder of technology, Kristine will record from a studio in Guatemala while Jorge Reyes of Deyan Audio directs via Skype from Los Angeles. Kristine and Jorge have worked together on a number of projects so the long distance collaboration works in part due to their association.
The Runaway Piggy/El cochinito fugitivo is a bilingual story based on the traditional Gingerbread Man. Author James Luna took a traditional story and gave it a a new twist. Illustrator Laura Lacámara’s vivid illustrations of the barrio and the panaderia loaded with orejas, empanadas and cochinitos are full of cultural relevance. The book has a recipe for Piggy/Cochinito cookies in English and Spanish so there are lots of ways to have fun with this book.