A hilarious political satire by the creator of the bestselling Narwhal and Jelly series. Hey, you! Yes, you with the dazzling smile! The donkey wants your vote. So does the elephant. And each will do just about anything to win your support. Brag?
In her book, The Heart of Mi Familia, Lara seamlessly weaves a story of what it is like to be not only bilingual, but also bicultural, and she does so in a sweet story of a little girl that effortlessly moves between two cultures.
Character development, for example, is strong– and Higuera manages to find just the right balance between two internally competing cultures within our heroine not only by using humor, but also through a strong balance of both ethos and pathos.
Margarita and her family move from New Mexico to Fort Steele Wyoming, where her father has been able to secure a job working on the railroad. Leaving the life she has known for all of her ten years behind, she embarks on a new adventure where she tries to make new friends, navigates growing up and faces discrimination, while at the same time remains true to her Hispanic Heritage.
This in-depth interview goes over the advantages of a wordless picture book in promoting reading comprehension, vocabulary development and the development of social/emotional skills 4-8 year olds. The interview also discusses the process undertaken by Hartry in developing the book and getting it to publication; as well as her collaboration with the illustrator.
The Team behind OVER IN THE WOODLAND A MYTHOLOGICAL COUNTING JOURNEY opens up to Mr. Alex about the creative process and the pedagogical purposes behind the book. This time we focus on the Illustrations!
The Team behind OVER IN THE WOODLAND A MYTHOLOGICAL COUNTING JOURNEY opens up to Mr. Alex about the creative process and the pedagogical purposes behind the book.
In this second part of a two-part interview, Balcárcel opens up to Mr. Alex about the process behind her debut Middle Grade Novel! THIS INTERVIEW HAS MANY MANY MANY SPOILERS FOR THE NOVEL! Plus, it’s an up close and personal look at the author.
Rebecca Balcárcel opens up to Mr. Alex about her debut Middle Grade Novel, THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY, in the first of a two part YouTube interview.