Discover the sights and sounds of Brazil through the eyes of a young girl and her great-grandmother as they share in the excitement of Carnaval!
It's time for Carnaval and Clara cannot wait to celebrate her favorite holiday with family, but especially with her great-grandmother. Even if Bisa can't attend, Clara knows the Carnaval parade will still be special.Costumed lovingly by their bisa, everyone takes to the street for the annual parade. But even among all the colors, costumes, music, and dancing, something is missing . . . or is it someone?With lush, lyrical text and bright, colorful illustrations, this book takes readers to one of the most exciting holidays of the year and reminds us that no matter who or where you are, love is always worth celebrating.
Gr 1-4--Clara is excited about celebrating Carnaval. It is her holiday to enjoy with her family. She worries that this year her bisa (great-grandmother) will not be able to attend. In the first spread, the phrase, "Louder, Faster," is bolded, reversed, and enlarged, which acts to convey the tempo of the celebration, a festive time that brings everyone together and is a way for the older generation to pass on tradition. This is depicted as Bisa shows Clara, who needn't have worried, an album filled with pictures of past experiences. They are part of a larger cultural celebration that extends to readers as they see the village come together; the pages are filled with color, the rhythm of the sounds, and the street signs and other writing in Spanish. VERDICT A great additon to holiday collections, this book celebrates community and legacy.--Ruth Guerrier-Pierre, New York P.L.Copyright 2021 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Praise for Bisa's Carnaval:
* The Brazilian duo of author Pastro and illustrator Coroa bring to life the street Carnaval of Olinda, a city in the northeast of Brazil, with a story that celebrates one of the country's most important and beloved holidays with humor, truth, and heart. — Kirkus Reviews, starred review