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You know what else is delicious?

Three goats out on a daring mission.

One Chupacabra out on an empty stomach.

Zero chance of their encounter going smoothly.
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The Chupacabra Ate The Candelabra is a piece of Children's Literature written Marc Tyler Nobleman and illustrated by Ana Aranda. It's a Short Story about three goats; Jayna, Bumsie and Pep, and they're attempt to keep the Chupacabra from eating them. It was first published in 2017.


This book provides examples of:

  • Balloon Belly: The chupacabra gets one at the end of the book.
  • Big Shadow, Little Creature: The chupacabra unwittingly casts a few.
  • Chupacabra: A purple chupacabra appears as a threat to the goats, he actually isn't.
  • Dedication: Marc to Rafael and Ana to Ro.
  • Extreme Omnivore: The chupacabra likes to eat candelabras (chandeliers note ) and cucarachas (cockroaches), ironically does not like to eat them together and upon trying it declares it gross.
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  • Nervous Wreck: Bumsie is stated on the back of the book as "The Nervous One."
  • Scary Shadow Fakeout: Along with Big Shadow, Little Creature, several of the chupacabra's shadows look quite sinister.
  • Shout-Out: Quite a few.
  • The Smart Guy: Peo is stated on the back of the book as "The Practical One."
  • Trademark Favorite Food: The chupacabra's favorite food is cheese, his second is cucarachas (cockroaches) and third is candelabras (chandeliers note ).
  • Women Are Wiser: Jayna is stated on the back of the book as "The Clever One."
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