Colors of the Sun and Moon/Colores del sol y de la luna

illus. by Amy Caringella. 32p. SundanceKid. Dec. 2016. Tr $12.99. ISBN 9780986269240; pap. $8.99. ISBN 9780986269257. BL
PreS-Gr 2—This story follows the curious musings of a granddaughter and her grandmother on a bright day. Gabriela constantly asks questions about the nature of the world, and, surprisingly, Grandmother always has the right answer. As Gabriela continues to wonder out loud about the many colors in the sky, Grandmother gives very appropriate answers with scientific definitions that can be understood easily by young curious children. Caringella's illustrations are beautifully done; they seamlessly incorporate vibrant colors and different textures and noticeable transition from day to night. However, the way the text is printed is distracting. This particular copy has English text on one page and the coinciding Spanish text on the next page behind it, disrupting the flow of the story and chopping the illustrations in half.
VERDICT Despite some design issues, this wonderfully illustrated story will be a great addition for bilingual storytimes and to share with Spanish-speaking families.

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