In Papá and Me, a young boy and his papa may speak both Spanish and English, but the most important language they speak is the language of love. In this beautiful bilingual picture book, Arthur Dorros portrays the close bond between father and son, with lush paintings by Rudy Gutierrez. Fans of Abuelo; Abuela; and La Isla will be thrilled by this multigenerational picture book that emphasizes the overall message of love between a parent and child.
|Series:||Pura Belpre Honor Books - Illustration Honor|
|Edition description:||Bilingual: English and Spanish|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Lexile:||AD480L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Arthur Dorros views being a writer like being a traveling detective. He finds ideas all around. He learned Spanish while living in Latin America, and many of his stories, such as Abuelo, grow from those experiences. Arthur is the author of many books for children, including Julio's Magic, a CLASP Américas Award Commended Title; Papá and Me, a Pura Belpré Honor Book; and the popular Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book Ant Cities. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Rudy Gutierrez spent many days playing stickball and cards with his father and listening to stories about his life. Rudy's memories of his dad's character, honesty, and optimism inspired his illustrations in this book.
Rudy teaches at the Pratt Institute. He received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators and was commissioned to do art for the acclaimed Santana Shaman CD cover. He also illustrated Malcolm X, an ALA Notable Children's Book. Rudy lives in Bogota, New Jersey.
El trabajo del premiado artista Rudy Gutiérrez se ha exhibido por todos los Estados Unidos e internacionalmente. También creó el arte para la cubierta del CD de Santana llamado Shaman. Rudy es profesor en el Instituto Pratt y vive en Bogota, Nueva Jersey.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Good book. I think there is some cultural insight and great illustrations.
This is a wonderful picture book to introduce some Spanish words, or for Spanish-speaking children who are learning English but want some familiar words. The text is about a Latino father and son who share a wonderful day together from making pancakes to splashing in puddles and visiting grandparents. Spanish words are interspersed within the text, but the meanings are repeated (or can be guessed based on context) in the English. The color pastel illustrations by Rudy Gutierrez almost steal the show. They are filled with color, joy, movement, and imagination. An overwhelmingly positive book depicting Latinos and father-son interactions. Great for young kids, but also suitable for older ones (especially learners of an additional language), ages 5+.