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

Copyright 2018 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Patty Rodriguez

Patty Rodriguez is the cofounder of Lil' Libros, a publisher of bilingual children's books, and coauthor 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. 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.

Ana Godinez is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she studied English Literature and Fine Arts. She lends her artistic hand as graphic designer for several companies and organizations in Los Angeles, working to create projects that include branding, websites, social media campaigns, murals, and commissioned abstract paintings. Today, Ana is the creative director of Akash Winery & Vineyard and lead designer at Lil' Libros. Her newest and most challenging project is tackling the illustrations of Vámonos, a new travel series by Lil' Libros that takes readers on a ride through the sights and sounds of Latin American. When Ana is not glued to her computer, she's out looking for inspiration through traveling, walking her dog, and looking for food. You can see her latest adventures on Instagram @anaeats.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Lil' Libros
Publication date
March 20, 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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