We are delighted to join the Nonfiction Picture Book meme 2020 hosted by Alyson Beecher @ Kid Lit Frenzy. We would also be linking our nonfiction choices with our reading themes throughout the year, when we can.
One Is A Piñata: A Book Of Numbers
Written by Roseanne Thong Illustrated by John Parra
Published by Chronicle Books (2019)
ISBN: 1452155844 (ISBN13: 9781452155845)
Borrowed via Singapore’s NLB Overdrive. E-Book photos taken by me.
There are quite a number of concept books out there, particularly counting books that ostensibly teach very young readers about numbers.
However, there are only a few really well-done bilingual titles that are brimming with colours, culture, festival fun, such as this one by Roseanne Thong and John Parra.
The rhyming text is also fluid and does not sound forced. The unfamiliar words are easy to figure out based on the context, and it is so much fun trying to figure out what the words mean before checking out the Glossary at the end of the book.
I also appreciated the bold and bright colours, even while it feels vintage-y as well. This will be great paired with Ricky Martin’s Maria for more disco fun and greater movement. Uno! Dos! Tres!
#ReadIntl2020 Update: Language: Spanish (bilingual) | Illustrator John Parra is Hispanic American. Both author and illustrator are from the US.