“A fun dive into culture and vocabulary (both English and Spanish) as well as color. And one more thing: the art work is just amazing!” —New York Family
International Latino Book Award Winner
Pura Belpré Award, Illustrator Honor
Green is a chile pepper, spicy and hot.
Green is cilantro inside our pot.
In this lively picture book that Booklist described as “a cheerful color-concept book that presents a slice of Latino culture through food and fun,” children discover a world of colors all around them: red is spices and swirling skirts, yellow is masa, tortillas, and sweet corn cake. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this playful concept book will reinforce the colors found in every child’s day!
“Thong’s buoyant rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud and Parra’s stunning folk-art illustrations offer vibrant scenes that children will return to again and again.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“Bold illustrations, rhyming words and Spanish color words make this a special read for preschoolers. An included Spanish glossary highlights cultural facts that make this a great read for older children as well.” —Spartanburg Herald-Journal
“Very rare picture book featuring Latino kiddos. Lovely on the eye. Rhymes to boot.” —Eizabeth Bird, New York Times Public Library Collections Specialist