Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

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By Monica Brown

Illustrated by John Parra

Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor 2018

ALA Notable Children's Book 2018

New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2017

Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017

Smithsonian Top Ten Best Children's Book of 2017

2018 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, written by Monica Brown and illustrated by John Parra, is based on the life of one of the world's most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life. 

The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form.

Brown's story recounts Frida's beloved pets—two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn—and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal. 

Hardcover/ Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography / Art

Ages 4 to 8, Grades PreK to 3

0.4" H x 10.2" L x 8.7" W (0.86 lbs) 40 pages

Frida Kahlo Y Sus Animalitos

Frida Kahlor y sus animalitos cuenta la vida de Frida -- desde la infancia hasta su asceniâon como una de las pintoras mâas influyentes del mundo -- captando la bellleza y la fuerza del espâiritu creador de Frida, que la mantuvo a travâes de la tragedy y el triunfo, y de los animales que la inspiraron a lo largo del camino. --

Hardcover/ Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography / Art

Edades 4 a 8, Grades PreK a 3

0.4" H x 10.2" L x 8.7" W (0.74 lbs) 40 pages


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