Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market

  • Title: Vamous! Let’s Go to the Market.
  • Author: Raul the Third
  • Illustrator: Raul the Third, colors by Elaine Bay
  • Publisher: Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication year: 2019
  • Brief Summary: From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt-“Bilingual in a new way, this paper over board book teaches readers simple words in Spanish as they experience the bustling life of a border town. Follow Little Lobo and his dog Bernabe as they deliver supplies to a variety of vendors, selling everything from sweets to sombreros, portraits to piñatas, carved masks to comic books!”
  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – Wow! This book would have plenty of issues in either a school library or a public library. Through the book, Raul the Third peppers in Spanish in easy to comprehend ways. Much like Where’s Waldo? there is a lot to see on every page. There are Spanish words for nearly everything present on the page, allowing a child to learn many words at once.
  • Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it. –Raul the Third’s artwork is reminiscent of 1930s cartoons. However, there is so much for color and vibrancy going on in each illustration than in any of those cartoons. I think children will want to come back to this picture book more than once to go back over pages they overlooked or even small details that didn’t see the first time reading.

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