Around the World With: Alrededor del Mundo Con Cantinflas (Lil' Libros Bilingual English/Spanish)

by Patty Rodriguez (Author) Citlali Reyes (Illustrator)

Around the World With: Alrededor del Mundo Con Cantinflas (Lil' Libros Bilingual English/Spanish)

A Lil' Libros Bilingual Geography Book Inspired by one of the world's most iconic comedians, Mario Moreno (better known as the inquisitive Cantinflas), this book will take little ones around the world while introducing them to their first English and Spanish words. Travel with the curious Cantinflas through Los Estados Unidos by train, through France on a hot air balloon, and through magical Brazil. 

Un libro de geografía bilingüe de Lil' Libros Inspirado en uno de los comediantes más icónicos del mundo, Mario Moreno (mejor conocido como el inquisitivo Cantinflas), este libro llevará a los pequeños alrededor del mundo mientras les presenta sus primeras palabras en inglés y español. Viaja con los curiosos Cantinflas por Los Estados Unidos en tren, por Francia en globo aerostático y por el mágico Brasil.

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School Library Journal

PreS--In these two new installments in the series, creators Rodriguez and Stein bring to the hands of babies and toddlers the images of two iconic Latinx and Latin American stars: Mexican American singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez and Mexican actor Mario Moreno "Cantinflas." The unique format; vibrant colors; and use of space, text, and illustrations make these successful introductions to concepts, images, and language. In Cantinflas, the subject travels by train, boat, air balloon, scooter, bus, and camel through different countries around the world. Images of animals, recognizable landmarks, country map, and the English/Spanish word for the country are captured on each page. More words in English/Spanish and a facts about Cantinflas's life and work would have enhanced this cute and accessible board book. In The Life of Selena/La vida de Selena, contrary to other books in the series, sentences include specific words in larger font. From her childhood to her passions and legacy and through short and simple text, the volume provides a well-crafted glimpse into the singer's life and work. Both titles enhance the limited options of authentic Latinx and bilingual board books, and provide exposure and visibility to historic entertainers and artists from Latinx communities. VERDICT Must-have selections for board book shelves.--Sujei Lugo, Boston Public Library

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Patty Rodriguez

Patty Rodriguez is the co-founder of Lil' Libros, a publisher of bilingual children's books and co-author of more than 15 books celebrating the Latino-American experience in this country. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, and Rolling Stone magazine. You can also listen to Patty every morning in Los Angeles on the On Air with Ryan Seacrest nationally syndicated radio show. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Ariana Stein is the co-founder of Lil' Libros, a Los Angeles-based publisher that celebrates bilingualism and Latin American culture. Since 2014, she has co-authored a variety of first concept children's books. She has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, CNN, KTLA, and more.

Citlali Reyes, born and raised in Mexico, loved to doodle as a child. It was after studying architecture that she was drawn toward the enchanting world of illustration and chose to become an illustrator full-time. Citlali enjoys telling stories through pictures, and her work is strongly influenced by the culture and vibrant colors of her country. She has partnered with Lil' Libros to illustrate more than 15 popular bilingual picture books for children in their board book collection.

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Guided Reading Level
Lil' Libros
Publication date
March 13, 2018
lil' Libros Bilingual English/Spanish
BISAC categories
JUV009000 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | General
JUV030000 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | General
Library of Congress categories
Spanish language materials
Board books
Moreno, Mario

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