El Pato Y Sus Zapatos (Bilingual English/Spanish)

by Juan Moreno (Author) Hazel Quintanilla (Illustrator)

El Pato Y Sus Zapatos (Bilingual English/Spanish)

Introduce your little ones to the concept of colors and different types of shoes in both English and Spanish!

Duckie has an abundance of shoes: He has a pair of shoes for every activity he loves to do. Duckie's colorful shoes come in blue, red, green, and gray, which pair will he wear today? Parents will love this colorful bilingual English-Spanish board book as it introduces the concept of colors and the passing of time through the days of the week. An endearing duck will guide little ones through his bright closet of shoes--each one for a different day of the week and for a different activity.

¡Preséntale a tus pequeños el concepto de colores y diferentes tipos de zapatos tanto en inglés como en español!

Duckie tiene muchos zapatos: tiene un par de zapatos para cada actividad que le gusta hacer. Los coloridos zapatos de Duckie vienen en azul, rojo, verde y gris, ¿qué par usará hoy? A los padres les encantará este colorido libro de cartón bilingüe inglés-español, ya que presenta el concepto de colores y el paso del tiempo a través de los días de la semana. Un pato entrañable guiará a los pequeños a través de su brillante armario de zapatos, cada uno para un día diferente de la semana y para una actividad diferente.

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Baby-Toddler--A lovable duck plays with his friends and changes his shoes according to the activity he is taking part in. Red shoes to play with Fred the bear. Blue shoes for when he goes to a restaurant. And green shoes for when he drinks his milk. There doesn't seem to be a correlation between the activity and the featured color. The need to rhyme is the driving force behind which color is the focus of each spread. Even though the book title is only in Spanish, the narrative itself is in both English (in white font) and Spanish (in black font). When the spread's featured color is mentioned, it appears in that color with white outline, sometimes making it hard to read. The back copy is only in English. The rhyming is sometimes a little forced, but it works most of the time, though the Spanish is the stronger of the two. Despite its shortcomings, this joy-filled romp will leave smiles on readers' faces and elicit giggles from little ones. VERDICT This board book is just the right amount of cute to make it a good purchase for bilingual board book collections.--Shelley M. Diaz

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Juan Moreno

Juan Moreno is a Mexican American, born and raised in Compton, California. Growing up he played soccer with his friends, read books, and wrote poetry during his free time. As he got older, he found a passion for mentoring student athletes in his community through his coaching career, which led him to graduate school, where he earned a master's degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He now uses his experience and education to guide him in his current role as a university advisor. He is a husband and father who wishes to inspire by creating stories that will capture bonding moments between parents and children.

Hazel Quintanilla has been drawing since she was little and used to carry a pencil and a small notebook in a cute furry bear face purse that her mom bought for her. She also carried cheese cubes in it (ewww!). When she grew up, she decided to follow her passion and studied graphic design, followed by an MA which she used to specialize in illustration. She has produced work for numerous brands, magazines, and books, illustrating over a hundred children's books published in the United States and worldwide. Hazel loves animals, pj's, and her iPad, in which she produces most of her art. She's the proud mom of nine dogs who really loves her job and enjoys putting onto paper the bold colors and cute shapes living in her mind.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Lil' Libros
Publication date
February 21, 2023
lil' Libros Bilingual English/Spanish
BISAC categories
JUV009020 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Colors
JUV002280 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Ducks, Geese, Etc.
JUV074000 - Juvenile Fiction | Diversity & Multicultural
Library of Congress categories
Spanish language materials
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