Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge #NFPB2017- April 26, 2017

26 Apr


I was immediately drawn to these books when they arrived at the store. With English and Spanish text combined with stunning Mexican folk art, these were great additions to our already pretty rad bilingual board book section. The First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art series are published by Cinco Puntos Press.

In Opuestos, Cynthia Weill teaches readers opposites using wooden animal figures from Oaxacan artists Martín and Quirino Santiago. Very playful.

In ABeCedarios, Cynthia Weill teamed up with K.B. Basseches and Oaxacan brothers and artists Moisés and Armando Jiménez to showcase various and fanciful animals spanning the entire alphabet plus a few extra letters or sounds unique to the Spanish alphabet.

In Animal Talk, Cynthia Weill, with the help of artists Rubi Fuentes and Efrain Broa, offers a fascinating glimpse into how even animal sounds can vary from country to country.

Colores de la Vida is a simple yet stunning primer on colors. The handcrafted artistry will invite readers to linger on each page to admire them.

There’s a parade going on in Count Me In and we count to ten with Cynthia Weill while discovering all the sights and sounds brought to life by The Aguilar Sisters and their ceramic figurines!


2 responses to “Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge #NFPB2017- April 26, 2017

  1. lindabaie

    April 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Somewhere I learned a bit about Animal Talk differences, but these look like lots of fun and informative, too, Thanks, Earl!

  2. Jane @ Raincity Librarian

    May 1, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    These all look absolutely stunning! We don’t have a large Spanish-speaking population in my community, but I can see these being worthy additions simply based on the incredible imagery!


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