This is Iris. And this is her family: Shorty the Fortune-teller,Mami the Busy, Papi the Clever, Carmen the Beautiful, plus the Wise Old People, Don Joe the Grocer, and, of course, El Exigente, the Dog (who's very good at sleeping). Everyone, especially El Exigente, is excited to go to the lake...but will they EVER get there?
Sonia Manzano is best known as “Maria,” one of the first Hispanic characters on Sesame Street, a role she has delighted in for more than twenty years. She has earned fifteen Emmy Awards as a member of the Sesame Street writing staff, and is the author of the picture books No Dogs Allowed!, A Box Full of Kittens, and the Pura Belpré Award honored The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano. Sonia Manzano lives in New York City with her husband.