Bilingual color book is muy bien

January 9, 2010 at 12:32 pm

My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo by Maya Christina Gonzalez; published by Children’s Book Press, San Francisco; 2007.

This certainly is a book about colors!  The vivid, striking colors flood every page and even overflow into the text.  The author-illustrator embues her ethnicity in the illustrations with a definite Hispanic bent (almost looking like art on pottery).  In addition, facing pages tell the same story in English and Spanish.

I would definitely use this book in a read-aloud or in a display of multi-lingual books.  But I would also recommend it to students just learning Spanish (or English) because of the bilingual storytelling.  There is also a glossary of English-Spanish words in the back of the book.

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Entry filed under: Multicultural Picture Book, Picture Book, Pura Belpre Award Winner (narrative or illustration). Tags: , , , , , , .

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