FICTION

Dias y Dias/Days and Days

Greenwillow/HarperCollins/. Aug. 2019. 40p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780061731822.
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Toddler-PreS–It is wintertime and children are playing in the snow. Then, the landscape changes to rain, flowers fill the ground, a rainbow appears on the sky, and soon enough summer has arrived. Guy offers a bilingual English and Spanish picture book about the seasons where the bold text teaches vocabulary words. This is an ideal book to share with a preschool class to talk about the months of the year and the seasons while the children tell the story guided by the images. The pastels of the full-color art bring a sense of serenity and pictorial delight as the illustrations change from one season to another, cavorting with layers of green, yellow, blue, pink, and brown. Each transition spread opens with the word “Entonces…” at the top of the verso and the English phrase, “And then…” at the bottom.
VERDICT A dreamy and whimsical picture book that will capture preschoolers’ attention and that may be used in a participatory storytime with a topic about the seasons and the months of the year. Perfect for public libraries and preschool classrooms.

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