Abuelo (English With Some Spanish)

by Arthur Dorros (Author) Raúl Colón (Illustrator)

Abuelo (English With Some Spanish)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Arthur Dorros's skillful blend of Spanish and English and Raúl Colón's poignant paintings illuminate how the special bond between an abuelo and a nieto reaches across miles.

Together, a young boy and his abuelo go camping, ride horses, and even confront a mountain lion. Soon, the boy's family moves to the city from the country, away from Abuelo, and it is the boy's memories that help him adjust to his new life.

Fans of Dorros's Papá and Me and Abuela will delight in this bilingual and multigenerational picture book about a special family relationship.

This beautiful picture book blends Spanish and English seamlessly, all at once telling a wonderful story and introducing young readers to both languages. Perfect for bilingual families as well as teachers and families who want to expose their children to multiple languages.


This book succeeds at both specificity and universality, presenting the distinct culture of the gaucho cowboy and the plains of South America through a story that will resonate broadly with many children and families. 

Review quotes

Perfect for a grandparent-themed story hour.—Booklist
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
May 20, 2022

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