Uno Más, One More

A Latino Retelling of an Old Scottish Ballad

New Release


By Silvia López

Illustrated by Olivia Sua

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$24.99 CAD




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★ "A fabulous read-aloud that offers many opportunities for choral reading and movement, this will have everyone dancing and saying 'One more!' . . . . A great lesson in community and generosity.” —School Library Journal, starred review

Join a family for a fiesta in their one-room casita in this exuberant Latino retelling of the beloved folktale Always Room for One More, which celebrates the importance of kindness and community, and includes Spanish words throughout the text.

Don Manuel and Doña Lila love welcoming others into their home—no one is ever turned away. One day, their casita overflows with friends and loved ones and the house begins to shake and crack, causing chaos before everyone rushes out. To the family’s dismay, their beloved home collapses. But where there is goodwill, there is also a way. In no time at all, their friends get to work and rebuild the casita, proving just how important teamwork is when fixing a problem.

This vibrant Latino retelling of a popular Scottish ballad celebrates kindness, community, and the selfless gesture of giving back.


  • Praise for Uno Más, One More:

    * "In this Latinx retelling of the Old Scottish tale, 'Always Room for One More', Don Manuel and Doña Lila welcome visitors to their home of five children and various pets with open arms. . . A great lesson in community and generosity, this story reminds readers that there is always room for music, dance, and love. López’s rollicking text is accompanied by Sua’s bright and cheerful illustrations.... Spanish text is heavily featured. Back matter includes an author’s note about the inspiration for this tale, more on mariachi music, selected sources, and a glossary…. A fabulous read-aloud that offers many opportunities for choral reading and movement, this text will have everyone dancing and saying 'One more!'"
    School Library Journal, starred review

On Sale
May 21, 2024
Page Count
40 pages