Our World: Colombia

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Category: Children's , Teenage & educational

Book Format: Board book

Publisher: Barefoot Books

ISBN: 9798888590782

RRP: $17.99


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Joining the Our World series for very young readers, this vibrant board book about daily life in Colombia was created by a Colombian author and illustrator. ¡Hola! Come along for a day of exploring the sights and sounds of Colombia from the farm to the city. Join Bebé and Perrito as they snack on arepa con chocolate, visit the market, dance cumbia, and count whales in the waves. Colombian author Alexandra Alessandri and illustrator Manu Montoya draw on their personal experiences to create this vibrant board book as part of the Our World series for very young readers. AGES: 0 to 4 AUTHOR: Alexandra Alessandri is the author of several books for children, including Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela!, Isabel and Her Colores Go to School, and The Enchanted Life of Valentina Mejía. Her books have received numerous distinctions, including the Florida Book Award, International Latino Book Award, Américas Award Commendable Title, and the ILA 2022 Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Award in Primary Fiction. The daughter of Colombian immigrants, Alexandra is also an educator and a poet. She lives in Florida with her husband and son. Manu Montoya was born in Medellín, Colombia where she studied graphic design and advertising. Today she lives in Barcelona, Spain where she also studied art direction. She grew up both in the city and the country and spent most of her childhood drawing, playing with plants and animals, and exploring the woods. SELLING POINTS: . SERIES: Part of the Our World series of global board books for very young readers. . AUTHENTIC: Author Alexandra Alessandri and illustrator Manu Montoya draw on their personal experience growing up in Colombia. . AVOIDS STEREOTYPES: A focus on daily life in Colombia, rather than landmarks, offers real insights into this culture that will resonate with children from all over the world. . LANGUAGE LEARNING: Introduces basic Spanish vocabulary. . GLOBAL AWARENESS FOR VERY YOUNG CHILDREN: Bold artwork, engaging text and relatable topics make global learning accessible to very young readers. . ENDNOTES: Endnotes offer simple explanations of the objects and actions found in the book.

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