Bienvenidos! to a celebration of Christmas, Latino-style! From the ngel (angel) hung above the door to the zapatos (shoes) filled with grass for the wise mens camels, each letter in this festive alphabet introduces children toa Spanish word, and each colorful page takes them through another joyous aspect of the 22 days of the traditional holiday. Vibrant art from acclaimed illustrator Joe Cepeda beautifully complements the lively, rhythmic text to bring the reader a wealth of heritageand a season of light! Feliz Navidad!
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Edition description:||Spanish-language Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.87(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.37(d)|
|Age Range:||1 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Susan Middleton Elya has been writing books in Spanish and English for the past eight years. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Merry Banks lives in Alameda, California. This is her sixth book for children.
Joe Cepeda is the award-winning illustrator of more than 20 books for children. He lives in Southern California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
N Is for Navidad based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This title is an alphabet book that celebrates Christmas Latino-style. Each letter introduces a new Spanish word and the illustrations relate that word to a Latino Christmas tradition. At the end there's a nice dictionary of the words with a pronunciation guide. There's also a little bit more information to explain some of the traditions.The illustrations are angular and kind of blocky, but the colors are vibrant and attention-grabbing. The paint looks thick and very textural. I think it'd be a nice title to use as part of a Christmas storytime. It's definitely not too long, and depending on your audience you could spend time talking about how different familys and cultures celebrate Christmas.
My family & I are Mexican-Americans, & have lived in the USA for 4 generations. I have always been fascinated with our Mexican roots & wanted to know more about our culture & be able to teach my 3 year old son. This book was perfect. I have been celebrating the Dia De Los Reyes since he was born, but with this book he was able to understand it a little more. This was the first year he was truly excited about the 3 Kings coming. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to share the Mexican cultlure with their children. The illustrations are beautiful & colorful & catch the childs interest.