Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin

Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin

by Duncan Tonatiuh


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810938724
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 60,315
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He graduated from Parsons the New School for Design, where he studied writing and illustration. He divides his time between Mexico and New York City. This is his first picture book.

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Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Pangle on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Charlie, who lives in America, and Carlitos, who lives in Mexico, are cousins. They have never met but are learning so much about each other through their letters to each other. Charlie and Carlitos compare the things in their lives from transportation to family traditions. Maybe, one day, the two will meet.
alphaselene on LibraryThing 8 months ago
4Q, 4P. A sweet story of two cousins sharing experiences of their different lives in the Americas.
kowasuza on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Two cousins write each other about their respective lives. One cousin lives in rural Mexico and the other cousin lives in an American city. The book contrasts each of their lives showing what they like to do and eat where they live. Despite their differences, in many ways the boys like to do the same things. Bold illustrations feature line drawings which are filled with color or collage using stylized figures with an Aztec influence. The Mexican cousin uses Spanish words in his description and there is a glossary at the back of the book, although the pictures do a pretty good job of explaining the words. A great multicultural book for children aged 4-7.
katietwa08 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I loved the way two young boys' lives were compared in the form of letters and images that corresponded with different parts of each letter. This story explores the concept of diversity in a way that younger children can easily grasp and relate to. The way that the characters are drawn shows that though they may live in different places, they are the same and the things they do aren't too different either. I love that this novel shows different celebrations and aspects of life that each boy experiences that we wouldn't normally think of. I think this would be an excellent story for classroom read-alouds or parents to read at home with their kids as well.
BrittanyNeff More than 1 year ago
Dear Primo was such a cute book! I loved the way the author interchangeably used Spanish and English words when writing the cousin, Carlitos’, letters. It would be a great book to use to introduce a few Spanish words to someone who isn’t familiar with any. This book really captured how different, yet at the same time, similar two worlds can be. I felt like it covered a little bit of the everyday things we do in our lives that we may not realize could be so different in a different place. Duncan Tonatiuh’s artwork was so unique! It had its very own quirky and simple style to it. All the illustrations match the story so well. Each picture fit in with the letters from that of a child’s perspective. I thought it worked perfectly hand in hand with the story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great to teach kids about culture, geography, and other Kindergarten and first grade concepts! It is a must get!