|Product dimensions:||9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
ERIC VELASQUEZ is the author and illustrator of Grandma's Records and the illustrator of The Piano Man, for which he won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award, and The Price of Freedom. He collaborated with Carole Boston Weatherford on I, Matthew Henson, which received four starred reviews, and Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive, which received two starred reviews. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and lives in New York.
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In this prequel to Grandma¿s Records (2001), Eric spends the winter holiday with his grandmother in New York City. Together, they shop, cook traditional dishes such as pasteles, and visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art where they view Diego Velázquez¿s painting Juan de Pareja. The illustration capture the realistic faces of the subjects with a slight blurring of the surroundings in an oil painting style. The text is carefully placed to not interrupt the strokes of the paintings and includes Spanish phrases that make the book more authentic and real.