Book By Pat Mora
Illustrated by Magaly Morales
A Latin Baby Book Club Recommendation
The book is written with both English and Spanish text interwoven together. Geared for more advanced speakers, the terminology is complex not simple, but readers have been given a glossary for reference in the back.
Morales’ illustrations are bold, beautiful and full of movement. The gifts are introduced in vibrant colors and depicted in a way that they practically jump off each page to embrace the reader. It is impossible not to finish reading this book without wanting to start over again.
An excellent book for Christmas, Spanish-speaking families will enjoy the cultural references and images. It provides parents and teachers with the opportunity to discuss the holidays, similarities and differences between American and Latin American traditions, Día de los Reyes Magos.