The illustrations are dark (it is nighttime after-all) and vivid. They practically jump off the page in bold colors. The dialogue is streamlined and engaging. A solid bedtime story.
Review: ¡Esta Caca es Mia! (Spanish)
Argentinian author/illustrator Gusti Rosemffet hits the comical sweet spot with this, his hysterical tale of two flies that both lay claim to, you guessed it, the same pile of poop! Poop, being the universal common denominator of humor for children of-a-certain-age, is spread throughout most pages of this sincere, warm-hearted picturebook. [Yes, I know what I just wrote. Lighten up.]
Review: Voy a Portarme Muy Bien (Spanish)
Life is a struggle. And, if you are familiar with these words: “I’ll be good now, I promise.” Then, chances are that your child is smack in the middle of the demographic for this funny, charming picture book by Haughton, loosely translated as I will behave very well. [The actual English title is: Oh no, George]
Board Book Roundup!
A Quick Look At Some Fun Board Books for the Younger Crowd!
REVIEW: El Ladrón del Sombrero
This is an absolute gem of a book that readers of all ages will adore. After all, it passed the teenager test. Highly, highly recommend.
REVIEW: TORMENTA DE PIMIENTA
This book is a delight from start to finish. If you don’t read Spanish, you had better download Duolingo so you can start learning it in order to read this darling, funny, smart, cool book.
REVIEW: La Burrita Baldomera
In this moving story based on actual events, this is exactly what we see. The story of a friendship that brings together two unlikely subjects, a man and a mule. They become fast friends and spend time together enjoying one another’s company and sharing special moments.
Review: My Big Bear, My Little Bear and Me
In this precious story of a little girl and her two bears, Del Mazo takes readers on a simple, albeit wonderful, adventure that showcases a special relationship. The day is filled with experiences that each of her bears is instrumental in providing. Each activity is accompanied by Bonilla’s beautiful illustrations, offering us a striking visual representation of the child’s view of her bears.
Review: Cocodrilo & Violin
Two quick bite-sized reviews featuring books that teach numbers and colors in Spanish.