Marta, a curious, science-loving girl, explores the world of opposites and animals in this Spanish bilingual picture book.
Jen Arena is a former editorial director at Random House Books for Young Readers. She now writes books for children full-time, including 100 Snowmen, a wintry counting story, and Besos for Baby, a bilingual board book of kisses. Her books have been translated into French, Korean, Arabic, and, of course, Spanish. jenarenabooks.com Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in Texas, and lived in San Francisco. She's the author and illustrator of picture books such as Let's Go, Hugo!; Santiago Stays; Knit Together; and Maria Had a Little Llama, an American Library Association Pura Belpre Illustration Honor book. She now writes and creates in her studio in Brooklyn, New York. angeladominguezstudio.com
"A cross between a concept book and a word book, this is a fun
read-aloud to use anytime or in a bilingual storytime program."
--School Library Journal "With repetitive text and
child-friendly illustrations, this wonderful read-aloud invites the
younger set to experience the tension, relief, and satisfaction of
a great plot." --School Library Journal, Top 10 Latinx 2016
"Arena's clever, catchy text might invite some play-acting games,
and the lively energy of her
informative words is well matched by Dominguez' friendly, dynamic creatures in an earth-toned palette. This handy introduction to Spanish vocabulary is perfect for animal-lovers of all stripes." --Booklist "Pura Belpre honoree Dominguez's green, brown, and tan illustrations capture the movement in each spread . . . Marta's adventure is an enjoyable way to introduce animals, observe concepts, and identify comparisons and polarities in English and en Espanol." --Kirkus Reviews "Arena and Dominguez nimbly combine an exploration of relativity with an introduction to Spanish vocabulary." --Publisher's Weekly "An ideal choice for bilingual storytimes." --The Bulletin