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SUGAR

MOON
Luna de Azcar
Written by Mara

Cristina Moro
Illustrated by Mnica Moro

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SUGAR
MOON
Luna de Azcar
Written by Mara Cristina Moro
Illustrated by Mnica Moro
Illustrations copyright 2013 by Mnica Moro
Published by
Monarca Press
Infinity Insurance
PO Box 830189
Birmingham, AL 35283-0189
Press Editor: Margarita Hernndez Contreras
ReadConmigo.org
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission from
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ISBN 978-0-9883613-3-1
Cover illustration by Mnica Moro
Printed in the United States of America

"Kids, please eat your vegetables!" says Mom. "Veggies make you healthy and strong." Lisa and
Martin are not convinced. The children don't like carrots and broccoli. They would rather have
chocolate cake, ice cream, and sweets!
Lisa and Martin sit quietly and stare at their plates. They hope for some kind of magic POOF
that makes vegetables disappear!

"Nios, coman los vegetales por favor!", dice Mam. "Los vegetales los harn crecer fuertes y
sanos". Pero Lisa y Martn no estn convencidos. A los nios no les gustan las zanahorias ni el
brcoli. Preferiran pastel de chocolate, helados y dulces!
Los nios observan sus platos sentaditos y en silencio. Esperan que por arte de magia, PUF!,
los vegetales desaparezcan.

Lisa and Martin stare out the window. What if the wind could blow the vegetables off the
table? Or maybe their favorite superhero could fly in and take the vegetables far, far away!
Then they gaze at the table. Perhaps a genie could come out of a bottle and grant them a wish.
Or maybe a nice green monster will pop out of the cup and gobble up the broccoli.
But nothing happens! There is no magic, no superhero, no monster, no genie, and not even a
gust of wind. Reluctantly, they decide to finish their meals. One bite at a time, they finally finish
the vegetables. Then, they quickly jump up from the table and run outside to play.

Lisa y Martn miran a la ventana atentos: tal vez sople un viento fuerte y barra todos los
vegetales! O quizs su superhroe favorito entre volando y se los lleve bien lejos!
Entonces miran fijo a la mesa: qu tal si sale un genio de la botella y les concede un deseo? O
quizs salte del vaso un amable monstruo verde y se devore el brcoli.
Pero no pasa nada! No hay magia, ni superhroe, ni monstruo, ni genio, ni tampoco viento.
Con desgano, deciden terminar su almuerzo. Poquito a poco, comen hasta acabarlo todo. Por fin,
se levantan apurados y corren a jugar afuera.

"I have an idea," says Martin. "Let's build our own rocket and travel to space!"
"That's a perfect idea!" says Lisa. "Let's visit Sugar Moon, where people eat candy for breakfast,
cookies for lunch, ice cream for supper, and chocolate all the time!"
They gather a big box, tape, scissors, markers, brushes, and paint. They cut holes for the door
and the windows while making two triangles for the wings. Next, they draw a big panel with
switches and knobs. Its very hard work, but they're happy. The spaceship looks great!
Finally, they paint it silver with red and white stripes. When everything is ready, they climb
aboard and start the countdown: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1Blast off!!!

"Tengo una idea", dice Martn. "Construyamos un cohete y viajemos al espacio!"


"Genial!", dice Lisa. "Podemos ir a un planeta llamado Luna de Azcar, donde la gente come
caramelos para el desayuno, galletas para el almuerzo, helado para la cena y chocolates todo el
tiempo!"
Buscan una caja bien grande, cinta adhesiva, tijeras, fibras, pinceles y acuarelas. Recortan una
puerta y ventanas, y hacen dos tringulos para las alas. Luego dibujan llaves y botones para el
panel de control. Aunque les da trabajo, los nios estn contentos. El cohete est quedando
perfecto!
Finalmente, lo pintan de plateado con franjas rojas y blancas. Cuando por fin est listo, suben
abordo y cuentan: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Fuera!

The rocket soars through the sky, past planets and stars until finally it touches down. "Mission
accomplished! Hello, Sugar Moon!"
"Martin, do you see any moon people?" asks Lisa.
"No, Lisa. I don't see anyone yet," says Martin. "But look! There's a house over there!"
The children start to moon walk slowly towards the house.

Navegan por el espacio, pasando planetas y estrellas hasta que finalmente aterrizan. "Misin
cumplida! Hola, Luna de Azcar!"
"Martn, algn marciano a la vista?", pregunta Lisa.
"No, Lisa. No veo a nadie todava", dice Martn. "Mira! All hay una casa!"
Con lentos pasos lunares, los nios avanzan hacia la casa.

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