ABeCedarios (Kobo eBook)
A bilingual ABC book featuring beautiful, vibrant photographs of hand-carved animals from Oaxaca, Mexico.
This beautifully-illustrated, bilingual ABC book is fun for young readers and the adults reading with them. Each letter is illustrated with a photograph of a hand-carved animal in the folk tradition of Oaxaca, Mexico. The wood sculptures are carved in beautiful detail and painted eye-catching bright colors that little readers will love. Weill’s choice of animals is delightfully quirky (you’ll never guess what she chose for ‘X’) and provides a great opportunity to practice different letter sounds in Spanish and English, as each animal is named in both languages. Unlike other alphabet books, this board book includes several letters that are specific to Spanish, such as the ñ and ll. Whether you’re already a bilingual family or hoping to become one, this book is a great place to start.
Brothers and master carvers Armando and Moisés Jiménez created the animals for the illustrations, which are then sanded by their children and hand painted by their wives, Antonía and Oralía. They are following in a family tradition of wood carving that goes back to their grandfather, Manuel, who began carving animals in the 1950’s using wood from the copal trees that grow nearby. The carvings have proved so popular that eighty families in their town of Arrazola, Oaxaca now make their living from carving wooden sculptures.
ABeCedarios is a sturdy board book, just the right size for little hands, and durable enough to withstand many re-readings. Little ones will love the adorable animals and bright colors. This is the perfect book for laying the foundations of bilingual literacy for your child, and makes a great gift for new parents, toddlers, and appreciators of Mexican folk art!
Todos los libros del alfabeto tienen colores brillantes y letras grandes. Pero no cada libro del alfabeto tiene animales mágicos tallados a mano para ilustrar cada letra. ¡Y muy pocos libros del alfabeto presentan esas letras en más idiomas que ingles! Muy pocos ¡excepto por ABeCedarios! En este libro vibrante, el alfabeto es presentado en ambo español e ingles, e incluye las cuatro letras adicionales en el alfabeto de español. .
Los hermanos Moisés and Armando Jiménez tallaron las figuras de animales maravillosas que ilustran cada letra en ABeCedarios. Trabajando con sus esposas e hijos, meticulosamente pintaron a mano cada animal encantador. Las familias Jiménez viven y trabajan en el hermoso pueblo de montaña de Arrazola, Oaxaca.