My Colors, My World/Mis colores, mi mundo

PreS—This gorgeous adaptation of Gonzalez's picture book (Children's Book Press, 2007) is now available in a board-book format. Youngsters will meet curious and playful Maya and, through her vivacious dark eyes, will discover the colors in her world. Sentences are short and simple, yet poetic, placed at the bottom of each page, on a contrasting bold banner. Spanish text on the left and English text on the right, in black fonts, with the color names highlighted on the hue featured on each page, reinforce the concepts and provide elements for early discussions about Maya's exploration of her surroundings: the garden, the park, and the street. Gonzalez's full-color, realistic illustrations take on a surrealistic dimension on the last page as Maya flies up through the sky, flanked by the velvet blue of the night that falls and the sunset that makes the street look pink. A beautiful and much-needed edition, in a format that youngest patrons will enjoy.—Freda Mosquera, Broward County Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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